Saturday, June 30, 2007

Special Dick Cheney bashing day: Cheney is an evil bafoon

AlterNet: Don't Misunderestimate Dick Cheney

Dick is nothing if not a total dick.

Dick Cheney: "Hunter," warmonger, fish killer

Local News | Panel to probe Cheney, fish kill | Seattle Times Newspaper

Nothing is safe where Cheney is concerned. Bush ought to sever all ties with this guy before he ends up 6 feet under.

Pot grower's wife gets to keep her half of house

Court splits drug house in half - Criminal Peculiarity -

...while the other half is seized by the government.

Does she get to keep the half with or without the plants?

Another Justice Department official bites the dust

Seventh official quits Justice Department - Yahoo! News

Agatha Christie would be proud: And then there was one? Or ten little indians?

Car crash takes leg, $$$

Police: Man loses leg, roommate cons him - Yahoo! News

Mean people suck. Nice people swallow, so says the saying. This guy, Anthony Giordano, sucks. For sure.

Tahoe blaze set off by illegal campfire

More carnage as carnie rides kill another

Woman killed on gyrating Playland ride - Yahoo! News

This marks 4 deaths at Playland in 4 years. A trend I'm sure the county-operated park hopes to stop.

Read more about killer rides here.

Friday, June 29, 2007 humorous or serious?

American Council of NeoConservatives

I'm guessing that the author(s) of this web site are really serious about the idea of pardoning Dick "Dick" ""Dick"" Cheney, aka Dick Cheney.

But it's so poorly written, conceived, and executed. It's like one of those Nigerian emails asking you to be someone's fiduciary agent to transfer money to and from...

Really bad. These guys must be part of some backwoods militia.

Prince to give away free album; music industry pees its pants

Woman marries self

Woman marries herself

Need I say more? This is a F-- yourself Friday, I guess.

New California law bans talking on cell phone while driving, unless it's hands-free

According to the new law you will no longer be able to use a cell phone while driving unless you have a 'hands free' adapter. I went to Circuit City and they wanted $50 for a headset with a microphone for my cell phone. Having a friend in the cell phone business, I talked with him and was able to come up with an alternative, working through Office Depot.

These kits are compatible with any mobile phone and one size fits all. I paid him $0.08 each because he bought in quantity. Then we tried it with Motorola, Sprint, Verizon and Nokia units and they worked perfectly.

A photo is attached so scroll down and take a look and let me know if you want one. Also, forward this to anyone you know, who has a cell phone, and who may want one!

Bottled water: Healthy choice or stupid, vain, wasteful indulgence?

I guess by the title you can guess my answer.

Some interesting tidbits from the article:
  • At Whole Foods (NASDAQ:WFMI), the upscale emporium of the organic and exotic, bottled water is the number-one item by units sold.
  • Bottled water is often simply an indulgence, and despite the stories we tell ourselves, it is not a benign indulgence. We're moving 1 billion bottles of water around a week in ships, trains, and trucks in the United States alone. That's a weekly convoy equivalent to 37,800
    18-wheelers delivering water. (Water weighs 81/3 pounds a gallon. It's so heavy you can't fill an 18-wheeler with bottled water--you have to leave empty space.)
  • And in Fiji, a state-of-the-art factory spins out more than a million bottles a day of the hippest bottled water on the U.S. market today, while more than half the people in Fiji do not have safe, reliable drinking water.
Message in a Bottle - Bottled Water - Luxury Water - Mineral Water

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Bush loses immigration reform battle

Some say Bush now on sidelines of issue -

In what could have been a rare and stunning political win for Bush, the tables were turned and now he's in the corner of the White House trying to find his happy place.

After Dick Cheney deserted him (the VP is NOT part of the Executive branch), George had the immigration bill to hang his legacy on.

Now, he's all but a forgotten president. Sorry, little bush.

Attack of the killer amusement park rides

DLRP Today : Unfortunate incident at Rock 'n' Roller Coaster

In true Orwellian fashion, the machines have taken over. Sad story about a girl found dead on a roller coaster at Disneyland Paris.


Supreme Court send US back 100 years: Price fixing now legal

Supreme Court OKs retail price fixing by manufacturers - Los Angeles Times

Manufacturers are now allowed to prohibit retailers from discounting their products. This will have two immediate effects.

First, retailers will be less inclined to "take a chance" on something that may not sell. This will have the market effect, I think, of less choice for the consumer, leading, of course, to lowered supply and higher prices. Score one for big manufacturers.

But here's another one: What about gasoline stations? If Chevron forbids an independent dealer from selling below cost (gasoline, after all, for the dealer, is a loss-leader or very close to a loss-leader), this may effectively send the dealer to another line of business. Again, supply is driven down, raising prices.

It makes sense. If you put a floor on prices, which this ruling does, prices cannot deflate beyond that floor. So, the Supreme Court sent our market-based economy packing, in favor of already-dominant manufacturers.

SCOTUS is deeply out-of-touch with the real world and how it works. Adam Smith believed that people, acting out of their own self-interest, would keep the market humming along.

Leave it to the government to f--ck it all up.

iPhones to all Apple employees employed over a year!!!

Apple employees to get free iPhones - The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)

Sadly, this doesn't include me, but I'd have to sell it anyway because I don't conduct business with AT&T. Period.

Showdown in DC: Bush won't give up former officials nor documents

White House asserts executive privilege - Yahoo! News
Increasingly, the president and vice president feel they are above the law," said Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. He portrayed the president's actions as "Nixonian stonewalling."
Methinks they have other things to hide. But that was too obvious, wasn't it?

Dilbert -- do what you love, as long as it's not "loserish"

Yes, another Dilbert strip! This time, a powerful message from Dogbert, Career Counselor.

Do what you love. As long as it's not "loserish."

Dare your friends to do stupid stuff in public, for money

Monster Dare, the worlds social network for dares

NOBODY, BUT NOBODY, better dare me to do this... :)

Growth of human population = BAD?

This planet ain't big enough for the 6,500,000,000 of us - Daily Features - Features - Belfast Telegraph

Lots of info and a compelling argument for zero population growth, maybe even a reduction in the population (which might not be all that difficult, what with bird flu and other calamities that we can no longer protect ourselves from).

Former Interior Department deputy secretary goes to jail

Do not pass Go, do not collect $200. In fact, give us $30,000 and bring a change of clothes: You're going to be here 10 months...

...for obstructing the Jack Abramoff investigation.

The Blotter

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Dick Cheney painted himself into a corner and then shot himself in the face

Dems force Cheney to flip-flop on secret docs -

In my best upper East Coast accent: "Flip-flopper!"

Ann Coulter is a skanky, potty-mouthed whore

...with freakish features and she probably eats dog meat. And maybe she molests small boys. She probably steals from homeless children, too. But I'm just saying...

...maybe she's gay like John Edwards.

Hardblogger : Elizabeth Edwards vs. Ann Coulter

Freaks run and roam in WWE

Cops eye 'roid rage in wrestler's murder-suicide - Pro wrestler's death -
Monday’s show was supposed to be a memorial service for WWE owner Vince McMahon. In a storyline concocted by the WWE, McMahon was supposedly “assassinated” in a limousine explosion two weeks earlier. McMahon appeared at the beginning of Monday’s telecast and acknowledged the bombing was made up.

VP office subpoenaed

White House, Cheney's office, subpoenaed - Yahoo! News

You can hear Jack Nicholson saying, "You can't handle the truth!!!!" can't you?

I can.

I hope somebody is Tom Cruise in this real-life drama. But I hope they send Cheney up the flagpole for the terrorism he's carried out as quasi commander in chief.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Biofuel: Horrible fact or catastrophic fiction?

NBC claims peer to peer priacy is hurting farmers

NBC Says that P2P is Robbing Poor Corn Farmers

“Because of our nation’s interlocking economy, two-thirds of the lost earnings and lost jobs are in industries other than motion picture production. For example, in the absence of movie piracy, video retailers would sell and rent more titles. Movie theatres would sell more tickets and popcorn. Corn growers would earn greater profits and buy more farm equipment.”
Well, slap my ass and call me Bobby (as in Bob Wright, CEO of NBC -- leader of the nincompoop who said this).

Paris Hilton out of jail

Paris Hilton released from L.A. jail - omg

I was really hoping she'd get a good ass-kicking, but now my only hope is that she'll continue her stupid ways and violate her probation, which lasts until some time in 2009.

Why do I keep commenting on the stupid blonde? I guess I'm as guilty as everybody else in wanting to see her, or anybody like her (Lindsey Lohan), fail. It would be a nice fall from false grace, don't you think?

Monday, June 25, 2007

Compact Disc outlook weak - Magazine Article

CD sales are projected to weaken by about 20% in 2008 while downloads are predicted to rise about 28%.

So why is the music industry so POd? Like toddlers, they are control freaks. They want it their way, or else.

They couldn't and still cannot figure out how to make a download business model that works. Why doesn't one of them just buy Apple and call it a day?

New York City settles topless lawsuit

NYC pays $29,000 over topless arrest - Peculiar Postings -

disappointment. Where is the journalism here? Not even one picture :(

Kill a bear, get a ticket

Ex-Marine kills bear with log, gets ticketed - Animal Peculiarity -

Wouldn't it be a better headline if it said:

Former geek-turned-gay kills bear with bare hands?

Bong hits 4 Jesus student loses "Supreme" Court case

Student loses 'Bong Hits 4 Jesus' rights case |

Goodbye, sweet America! Bush has gotten what he wanted: No free speech. A completely loony Supreme Court bench. All the while he partied til he was 40 and then found Hey Soos.

Dems' idea for funding VP's office: F U Mr. Vice President of the Senate

The Raw Story | Top Democrat claims 'overwhelmingly positive' response to move to defund the Vice President draft-dodging homophobic hypocrite. You Dr Evil/Joker/Larry the Cable Guy all wrapped into one POS.

British government gets it right: Intelligent design has no place in science curriculum

UK Gov boots intelligent design back into 'religious' margins | The Register

I think we, the US, have gone back a couple hundred years in our development -- the UK is way ahead of us in terms of science education.

Let's go a bit further and keep religion out of school.


There's a perfectly good place to teach intelligent design and creationism: The churches. They're already subsidized, in effect, by the government, in the form of zero tax liability. Real businesses are expected to pay taxes. Religious entities are not, though they make a ton of money.

And now that the US government, at least, is allowed to pour money into church coffers, the line between big government and big business is completely blurred.

Let's at least keep church out of schools. That's decidedly not the place for it. After all, schools are meant for teaching kids how to think. Churches -- through "faith" -- are not. It's dogma.

Challenge the church's teachings and you challenge god.

More on the Mitt and his draft-dodging

Monsieur Romney Also a Draft Dodger - Wonkette

Prozac says: I don't think any of this matters much. Only people as old as I am are interested in re-fighting Vietnam, and it won't be long before most of us are voting for Pat Buchanan by mistake.

Parody from

Judge loses pants, then shirt, in $65 million lawsuit against dry cleaner

Dry cleaner wins in $54 million suit for pants - U.S. Life -

Original Story.

Short story: Judge takes in suit. Dry cleaner who claims "Satisfaction Guaranteed" loses pants. Finds them. Judge says they're not his pants. Judge sues for -- gulp -- $65 million. Judge lowers claim to $54 million. Judge loses, ordered to pay dry cleaner's court costs.

Preview: Judge claims he loses shirt, sues judge who made him lose it.

"Supreme" Court (what a crock!!!) rules that faith-based organizations can take all of YOUR money

Supreme Court nixes suit over faith-based plan - Politics -

I wish these guys and gals could read, for if they could, they might read the Constitution instead of spouting all sorts of imaginary things that it says.

They're just like the religious zealots who quote the bible without reading it. If they did, in fact, read it (are you listening, Curious George?), they'd know that at least half the crap they "believed in" was just that, crap.

Now, the Executive Branch can go on blurring the line between the separation of church and state. Maybe the good old US of A will become just like -- oh, I don't know -- Afghanistan or Iran!

It's this connection between religion and government that's gotten them so far ahead of the curve!

"Most Serverely Wounded" soldier's family hopes to cope, help

'Most severely wounded' soldier endures: blind, quadriplegic, struggling to breathe - International Herald Tribune

This story will fail to move only the evil. It's a sad story about a soldier, shot in the back of the head at point-blank range, at 20 years old. Now, he's 24, living at home, if you can call his plight living.

He cannot eat or breathe on his own, is paralyzed from the neck down, cannot speak.

All because George Bush, Dick Cheney, and Donald Rumsfeld wanted to wage war against an illusory enemy.

My god, this war sucks.

There are many sad things about this story. Jay's injuries. His parents' caring and coping with him.

But to me, the saddest part is that there are many more "Jays" out there who've lost their lives, either by death or incapacity --


I hate this f--cking war and everybody who wanted it, supports it, and continues to praise our President's "fortitude" in pursuing it to its "end."

I'm going to go cry somewhere now.

Quick hack -- C to D cell adapter

Friday, June 22, 2007

Paris Hilton interview worth $1 million?

NBC: No money to Hilton for interview - Yahoo! News

WTF is wrong with people? Who gives a rat's ass about Paris Hilton and her incestuous family?

CIA to declassify documents detailing their abuses

WP: CIA to air decades of dirty laundry - Highlights -

This could be juicy. Isn't this what people do when they're about to die? Confess and profess to be sorry?

Is Bush's next move to kill the CIA? He could just unfund it. He's done it with other programs, like "No Child Left Behind."

More bad pub for Rudy: He shirked his duties on Iraq Study Group to make fees from religious speeches

Think Progress » Giuliani Skipped ISG Meetings For Motivational Events Featuring ‘Christianity’ And ‘Pumping Music’

Rudy Giuliani is one of the BIGGEST POLITICIANS EVER. And this is why we should hate him (not personally, but politically). He's probably a very nice man.

But as politicians go, he's one of the "best," in that he is totally about opportunity, and if anybody profited from 9/11, it's Rudy.

He may not have condoned it, devised it, known about it, but he sure has profited from it. Immensely. The guy is nothing but an opportunist. And you have to be very leery of standing behind a guy like him. Motivation and ethical lapses are just right around the corner from guys like Giuliani. And I'm sure Rudy has already made ethically poor choices (like marrying his cousin, then denying it, to mention just one).

Bush administration silences government scientists

Lab Notes : Science, Censored

George Bush has got to be the biggest nincompoop ever to live in the White House. He fears any facts. It boggles the mind how dogmatic this guy is. I hope his children are never stricken with some incurable disease for which only science has a possible cure.

But, by then, he will have dismantled the entire scientific industry, having only appointed religious zealots to top science posts.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Dick Cheney is maniacal

Gitmo closing?

White House near decision to close Gitmo - Yahoo! News

Careful what you ask for, human rights groups! Now that Gitmo may be closing, where will the enemy combatants go? Nobody knows.

Nobody ever will.

French fear US eavesdropping via BlackBerrys

What goes around comes around. I wonder if the Russians fear French spying...oh, wait, nobody fears the French.

France warns officials on BlackBerry use - Yahoo! News

Suspicion goes both ways. At a Group of Eight summit in Germany this month, White House aides were instructed to leave their wireless e-mail devices behind, apparently for fear of Russian eavesdropping.

Off duty officer kills home intruder - Off-Duty Officer Shoots Home Intruder In Hayward

Careful whose house you force yourself into, would-be criminals. You just might be breaking into a cop's house. And he'll kill you.

And there shouldn't be a damned thing done to the cop for doing so. Anybody who forces him- or herself into your house deserves to be shot or severely beaten.

US Immigration policy?

Journalists who give money to politicians

Journalists give campaign cash - Politics -

Does this cross any ethical lines of journalism? Or, are there any ethical lines in journalism anymore?

Is everybody for sale?

Bill Frist to teach at Princeton

Former Senate majority leader to teach at Princeton -

Not that I had any respect for the institution before, but now I have less: Bill Frist is going back to Princeton, his old stomping grounds, to teach. What this guy could teach is beyond me. Here's a guy who gave a medical diagnosis based on a video tape, whereby he disagreed with all competent medical advisers (you remember, Terry Schiavo), and who was later proven to be wrong.

The guy is a freak and I wouldn't let him within 10 feet of my dying child if he were the only MD in the vicinity. I'd be better off putting my faith in an imaginary god.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Of course Bush will veto any stem cell bills

Bush to veto stem cell bill - Yahoo! News

Currently, states and private organizations are permitted to fund embryonic stem cell research, but federal support is limited to cells that existed as of Aug. 9, 2001. The latest bill is aimed at lifting that restriction.
I think some crafty lawyers have to get together and conjure up an age-discrimination class-action lawsuit on behalf of those 'old' stem cells. Why us? Why can you destroy us but you cannot destroy the younger stem cells?

After all, the way these zealots think, stem cells are tantamount to live human beings, so of course they can bring a lawsuit.

Come on attorneys! This one is ripe for a ridiculous lawsuit that might actually compel the right outcome.

Sometimes I think Bush and his inbred family of fools love big pharm so much that they'd rather let people die than to squeeze one cent out of the pharmaceutical business.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Republican South Carolina Treasurer indicted on cocaine charges

Politician Charged With Coke Distribution, Indictment Accuses South Carolina Treasurer Thomas Ravenel Of Distributing Cocaine, Starting In 2005 - CBS News

Thomas Ravenel is also the state chairman for former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign.
Poor Rudy can't catch a break, can he?

NYC Mayor Bloomberg no longer a Republican

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg leaves GOP - Yahoo! News

Is anybody who's been mayor of New York City truly a Republican? I think not.

NEWSFLASH -- Bush administration routinely breaks laws it signs

'Signing Statements' Study Finds Administration Has Ignored Laws -

Well, duh! There's no law this government will not break.

Monday, June 18, 2007

White House misused RNC emails and blames Clinton

The Raw Story | White House may have committed 'extensive' violations of Records Act, says Oversight Committee

When does one simply stop caring for his or her country and give up? So many violations. So many ethical breaches. So many morally questionable acts. By the country we love.

When will it stop? Hint: Not January 20, 2009. All governments are corrupt. Until the courts stymie the ransacking of our democracy by the Executive branch, not a damned thing will change for the better, only for the worse.

Get this:

White House spokesman Tony Snow in his daily press briefing said that White House e-mail use was based on Clinton administration policy.

"Those e-mail accounts were set up on a model based on the prior administration which had done it the same way in order to avoid Hatch Act violations," he noted. "Any e-mails sent to or received from a White House e-mail account is automatically archived, and the RNC has had an e-mail preservation policy for White House staffers as well. We should have been through this, I'm not sure exactly when the start-date was, we'll just have to see how Counsel's office responds to Rep. Waxman's request."

Can I tell you how much I can't stand Tony Snow and his double-speaking, backstabbing, unaccountable-for-anything stances on all matters?

I think I just did.

It's amazing he can look in the mirror each day and not want to shoot himself. Or maybe there are no mirrors in his house. At best, they're all made of frosted glass.

Fuel me once, shame on you, fuel me twice shame on me

The Naked Economist, Charles Wheelan, writes a very good article on why our government needs to stay out of the gas business. They're now proposing, in a pathetic bipartisan way, a subsidy to the coal industry to produce diesel.

What a mistake this would be.

Let's just let the market dictate prices, okay? Subsidies are for the public good. They're to encourage or discourage behavior that wouldn't otherwise be undertaken.

If the coal industry is in need of a subsidy to produce an alternative to oil, then it's not really worth doing, as the outcome is a lower gas price, more plentiful fossil fuel (and not a lessening of our dependence on fuel nor a lowering of our greenhouse gases).

Drag car slams into crowd, killing 6

Witnesses question drag racer's stunt - Motor Sports -

This might be the dumbest thing...this week.

How to save money the dilbert way

1. Buy economy car like the Prius
2. Get fired
3. Sell real estate

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Nifong, prosecutor in Duke lacrosse case disbarred

Disbarment may not be end for Nifong -

This guy needs to go to prison for his actions.

US Attorney scandal causes more casualties

More Firings Fallout As Justice Aide Quits, Deputy Attorney General's Chief Of Staff Resigns, Was Accused Of Threatening Attorneys If They Spoke Out - CBS News

Pretty soon it will be "Alberto" all by himself.

I think this is what they want, actually. Bush and the rest of the dastardly gang want an emasculated Justice Department. You'll know why on January 20, 2009.

Bush 'cautions' Dems on spending

Bush Cautions Democrats on Spending -

When did this dog notice he had fleas?

Friday, June 15, 2007

Rudy Giuliani punches Bush in the stomach, says he's no Ronald Reagan

Giuliani Takes A Swipe At Bush, GOP Frontrunner Complains U.S. Lacks "Strong, Aggressive, Bold Leadership" - CBS News

I love it when politicians go cannibalistic. Especially when they eat their own.

I know Reagan wasn't the greatest President ever (who is?), but he surely is the best I've seen in my lifetime (I'm not that old, unless you ask my son). Bush is at Nixon levels, Giuliani is at McGovern levels (meaning, he shouldn't talk because he doesn't know what being president is, for he hasn't -- and heaven forbid -- become president).

Great argument for why the government ought to stay out of your and my business

Greg Mankiw's Blog: A Veto Threat

Furthermore, they should stay out of business. Price gouging. The only price gougers with respect to gasoline are the oil companies. They control the supply.

Gas station owners don't. My grandparents were service station owners back in the late 60s, early 70s. They got out during the first oil embargo. Why? They made no money when prices rose (supply costs went up way faster than they could raise their prices).

Now the government wants to control price increases. Nixon tried this in during the early 70s and called in price caps. In any event, the government knows nothing about business. Therefore, they should keep away from it.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Gonzales in more hot water

Gonzales Meeting With Aide Scrutinized -

Of course, he tried to steer things his way. He's a Bushie.

Scooter Libby must go to jail, cannot collect $200

This f--ing rocks!

Get out your frustration with this game

Babbadoo Games - Computer Bash

Beats throwing your computer out the window...

Tennis pro suspended for taking steroid-tainted vitamins

Tennis pro sues vitamin maker over suspension, lost endorsements - Tennis - Yahoo! Sports

In light of the $65 million "Judge who lost his pants" lawsuit, this guy's $10 million lawsuit sounds low.

In fact, it is low. Ranked number 3 in the world at the time of his suspension, Guillermo Coria was suspended for steroid use by the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals). His family sent the only supplement he was taking to an independent lab, who found steroids in the vitamin supplement. The maker of the supplement, Universal Nutrition, has since admitted that it had made steroid-containing supplements in the same facility on the same day as it made the supplement Coria had taken.

$10 million is quite a small figure; don't these guys make millions per year in not only prize money but sponsorships?

Does Floyd Landis, last year's Tour de France winner, have case? No. But I'm sure he'll use this as another one of his many excuses.

Ontario man ordered not to have girlfriend by a judge

Pants that show off your underwear (or worse) will get you jail time and a hefty fine

Louisiana town banning saggy pants; plans fines jail terms for violators
According to Delcambre, Louisiana's mayor, Carol Broussard: "They're better off taking the pants off and just wearing a dress."
Week of the Pants

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Great map of GOP scandals

Dry cleaner loses judge's pants, faces $65 MILLION lawsuit

This might be the best story of the year (and it's only half over! Yay!!!).

Judge takes pants to dry cleaner: $10.50

Dry cleaner loses pants: $65

Judge sues on behalf of all of Washington DC residents: $65,000,000

Judge gets carried off in straight jacket to the looney bin: PRICELESS

Marc Fisher - Lawyer's Price For Missing Pants: $65 Million -

Former Bush Admin officials subpoenaed over US attorneys

CEO buys ping pong table with raise you didn't get

Sounds about right.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Navy SEAL workout?

Rudy Giuliani's 12 commitments

1. I will keep America on offense in the Terrorists’ War on Us.

2. I will end illegal immigration, secure our borders, and identify every non-citizen in our nation.

3. I will restore fiscal discipline and cut wasteful Washington spending.

4. I will cut taxes and reform the tax code.

5. I will impose accountability on Washington.

6. I will lead America towards energy independence.

7. I will give Americans more control over, and access to, healthcare with affordable and portable free-market solutions.

8. I will increase adoptions, decrease abortions, and protect the quality of life for our children.

9. I will reform the legal system and appoint strict constructionist judges.

10. I will ensure that every community in America is prepared for terrorist attacks and natural disasters.

11. I will provide access to a quality education to every child in America by giving real school choice to parents.

12. I will expand America’s involvement in the global economy and strengthen our reputation around the world.

JoinRudy2008 - Press Releases

Michael Moore keeps copy of Sicko in Canada case the United States tries to confiscate it...

Moore fears film seizure after Cuba trip | Entertainment | Reuters

Prosecutor in Duke lacrosse rape case on trial

Is there even a reason to carry this out? Why not just ban him from the bar for LIFE and throw him in Gitmo for being a terrorist?

Ethics trial begins for prosecutor who charged Duke University lacrosse players - Yahoo! Sports

Sarcasm shirt

Monday, June 11, 2007

GOP defeats 'no confidence' vote on Alberto Gonzales

As if it mattered, Republicans defeated the Democrats' "no confidence" vote on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

Gonzales will not quit and Bush will not fire him, so I guess Congress is up a shit tree without a paddle or a ladder. After all, they voted him in, albeit when the Repugnicans ruled. Now they're all pissy about his lies, half-truths, incompetence, whatever.

Didn't they know this when they confirmed him? Of course they did.

GOP blocks Gonzales no-confidence vote - Yahoo! News

Jet used by FBI's Mueller: Your tax dollars at work

I love it when our government wastes our money -- NOT!

Of course, the Republicans' answer to this is to gut Medicare and Social Security (they're wasteful government programs, they claim) and the Dems' answer is to spend more money!

Both sides suck. It just comes down to which sucks less.

Mueller Often Uses FBI Jet Bought for Counterterrorism -

Ruling on enemy combatant

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Senate immigration bill

Those fines are harsh...but how are they levied? Why would anyone step forward? There's no incentive now, there's no incentive then, is there?

Conservatives: We must band together on immigration bill | Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Opinion: Viewpoints

Fred Thompson would pardon Scooter Libby if elected

...and probably make him part of his cabinet, which is full of other fools, like Tim Griffin (Karl "Marx" Rove's boy and Larry Lindsey, that economic dimwit from the first W Bush administration).

Go, Fred Flintstone. Doorknob.

People break the law. Pay for the crime. Scooter is no different. He'll be out before he develops his golf game. C'mon. It's a day at the park for him.

Thompson Favors Libby Pardon - The Caucus - Politics - New York Times Blog

Honda is committing infanticide on its Accord hybrid

Honda's pricey Accord hybrid runs out of gas - Los Angeles Times

Honda sold a measly 439 Accord hybrids in the United States last month. By contrast, Toyota Motor Corp. sold 24,009 of its less-expensive, segment-leading Priuses. And sales of hybrid vehicles as a segment more than doubled this year, while the overall market for new vehicles is flat.
Quite sad, I'd say, but there no doubt is a reason for the crummy sales -- Toyota beat them at the game, the Accord wasn't focused on fuel efficiency so much as the rice rocket crowd.

The base sticker on the 2007 model is $31,685, compared with $26,820 for its closest competitor, the Toyota Camry hybrid sedan.

Those extra dollars don't provide much relief at the gas pump.

Accord's combined city-highway mileage of 31 miles per gallon is
respectable for any car but hardly in the same league with the Prius at
55 mpg or Honda's own Civic hybrid at 50 mpg.

Bush administration disagrees with Gitmo ruling

Duh! Of course they disagree. Detainees they've held for years may now get to go home. I don't know whether all the detainees are good, bad, a mix (probably the latter, but to what extent? Who knows?), but I do know this: Some of them undoubtedly were at the wrong place at the wrong time and they've spent years in prison, not ever knowing whether they'd be released or tried fairly under America's better justice system.

Leading by example. Not the US anymore, unless the example is one of shoot first, never ask any questions. Got that, Dick?

White House disagrees with Gitmo ruling - Focus on Guantanamo -

Scooter Libby gets 30 months for lying

Paris Hilton in jailbird pinstripes

She's not even hot in prison garb. Maybe if she does some lesbo sex on camera? Shower scene? Anything?

No, she'll never be sexy or attractive. She looks like she's the inbred result of a hotel magnate and a poodle.

By most accounts, Larry Lindsey is an economic hack

I don't remember where I read it, but this Lawrence Lindsey is not well-respected in the economics arena.
Lawrence Lindsey, George W. Bush's issues adviser in the 1999-2000 run-up to his presidential candidacy, is poised to play a similar role in Fred Thompson's imminent campaign.
But leave it to Fred Flintstone to hire him. He's hired other hacks before.'s Jersey Coup::By Robert D. Novak

Sunday, June 03, 2007

The difference between dogs and cats and people

At the base level, we're all animals. It's been said that the difference between man and other animals is that man has the ability to think in spite of his instincts.

I think it's simpler than that.

Dogs and cats (and most other animals) have tails. Man does not.

But the real difference is man knows he has no tail and dogs and cats think they have no tail. This is why they chase it.

That, to me, is the biggest difference between man and animal.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Newly appointed Surgeon General can cure gays

Great. Another religious freak in the White House. This one supposedly a doctor. Who can "cure" gays.

Of what?

Daily Kos: A Surgeon General Who Will "Cure" Gays?

Friday, June 01, 2007

Dr Death is out of prison, ready to kill again

I think the concept behind his madness is sound. We put our pets to sleep when there's no hope for quality of life or when they're in pain. Why not our parents, for example?

But this guy's a kook.

Kevorkian out of prison after 8 years - Yahoo! News

Background Check (Yourself)

Here's a set of sites that you can use to verify your verifiers. Employers, business contacts, potential mates, lenders, etc., can all check your references, background, etc., so why don't you make sure that the data that is being reported about you is CORRECT?

Privacy: Do A Background Check On Yourself - Consumerist

US Attorney Tim Griffin resigns

Good riddance!

Maybe now he'll lead Fred Flintstone's campaign (that's Fred Thompson).

Ex-aide to Rove resigns amid U.S. attorney flap -

President and VP hiding visitor logs

I understand as well as anyone the importance and necessity of keeping some conversations private. But the Bush administration is as closed a presidential office as any other -- perhaps even more than the Nixon administration.

It is important that the president be able to receive candid advice from his staff and other members of the administration," Fratto said. "To ensure that he receives candid advice, it is essential as a general matter that the advice remains confidential."

First off, we're not talking about staff. We're talking about two specific things, I believe -- VP Cheney's Energy Task Force and the Jack Abramoff scandal. These are visitor logs. If you work at the White House, by definition, you are not a visitor.

These are truly visitor logs. People from outside the administration.

It is assumed, fed by the secrecy, that the Cheney meetings were with industry insiders like Ken Lay and Enron. Of course, Cheney and Bush stood, and still stand, to gain millions of dollars for themselves and their cronies if energy prices soared.

Lo and behold: Energy prices soared. And continue. No end in sight (January 2009 is a milestone I hope we reach without the Repugnicans in power).

The second reason for the purported necessity of keeping confidential the "visitor logs" is the Abramoff scandal. We all have our suspicions that ol' Jack met with Rove (the 2nd coming of that popular Communist, Karl Marx), Cheney, and the prez himself. We've all seen the pictures of Jack and George...

These guys are clearly hiding. The real question is, will they keep this crap up when they're out of office? Of course they will. And they'll have plenty of time to fight it. Right now, there are too many scandals for them to focus on just one. But come February 2009, you can bet Georgie will be up to his eyeballs in lawyers. He'll surely start a legal defense fund real soon.

White House: Visitor logs exempt from laws -

Tuberculosis patient is a moron and so is his entire family

I am no medical doctor. Nor am I an expert on TB. But this guy is a lawyer (I wonder where he can practice, since he clearly is an idiot. I'm betting Florida or Texas) and his new father in law is an expert microbiologist who works for the CDC. His expertise? Tuberculosis. Gee I wonder how he got this...

Doctors hope to determine where he contracted the disease, which has been found around the world and exists in pockets in Russia and Asia. The tuberculosis was discovered by accident when Speaker had a chest X-ray in January for a rib injury, Huitt said.

So dipshit has TB for 5 months, goes to Europe, and exposes hundreds, if not thousands, of people and says, "I hope they forgive me."

What an idiot!

TB patient: 'I hope they forgive me' - Yahoo! News