Friday, November 30, 2007

Let's Grow Up Folks

When I hear Tancredo say shit like this, I want to smakc the shit out of him. Doesn't he realize that not so long ago these same excuses were used to keep blacks from serving in the military? Soldiers do as they are told. Period. WIll there be those that feel a little queezy about working with those that are different from themselves? Yes. But letting dinosaurs like these fellas make decisions about civil rights issues is a fucking joke.

If the military is supposed to direct our serving men and women on what proper conduct is, how can we assert that there is something wrong with homosexuals and then send them out into the real world with those prejudices? It is counterproductive to what the U.S. is supposed to be about.

Suck it, Hunter.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Rove Re-Writes History

I have been following this for a number of days. I have actually been waiting to see if anyone would come out and support Rove's assertion that Congress was blood thirsty and pushed for war with their vote. So far that boy is standing out in the cold.

The very idea that the White House had its hand forced in some way to invade Iraq because of the vote to authorize the use of force is absolute nonsense. First of all, whether congress authorizes it or not, it is the role of the Commander in Chief to direct the actions of the armed forces. How he thinks he can escape this fact under the guise of not wanting to divulge the entirety of his book is fairly ridiculous if not just an outright ploy to sell more copies.

I don't have to tell you that there are numerous documented episodes in which the White House made it very clear that they urgently wanted authorization for the war and even used the election as a way to leverage support for pro-authorization votes. We all know that Bush didn't veto shit til the Dems took congress and many spending bills contained huge anounts of pork in order to buy votes for the war both prior to and after authorization. Are you fucking kiddin me Carl? I can't wait to read your book. I will of course be checking out from the library. There's no way I'm gonna pay for it.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A Meeting to Discuss When We Can Arrange a Meeting

Dana, just say, "It was a photo op so that maybe if something actually comes out of this he can get his picture in a history book that does not have a caption with phrase 'total dick' in it."

Her comments basically affirm what many have been saying about this meeting all along. Condi was not be able to get these folks together for any substantive talks. The fact that Iraq (a pretty big piece in the Mid-East puzzle) couldn't show up because they are "pretty busy" kind of proves my point that the whole meeting was a waste of time.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Happy Ladder Day

See all these mormons? I've got a Church of Jesus Christ and His Ladder Day Saints near me. Dont' ask me what "Ladder Day" is. My guess is it has something to do with climbing to heaven or some hoo-ha like that. Anyway, look at the outifts. They all wear suits every day and on those suit is a name tag like these:

Every day they wear suits and not once have I seen even one of them wear a flag pin on their lapel. They remember to wear their name tags without missing a day but when it comes to sporting a little patriotic reminder of 9/11, they can't be f'n bothered. Seems like maybe we should round up all thes mormons and let them ride their bikes back to wherever they came from. What do you think about that, Mitt Romney?

Empty Lott

Trent Lott announced his intent to resign at the end of the year. He claims that he is not leaving for any reason aside from he wants to spend more time with his family. That's nice. He also said in his press conference that he hoped there would be more opportunities in his future and that there are opportunities he hopes he'll be able to consider. He also claims that the new law regarding employment by lobbyists had no bearing on his decision.


Excuse me.

I predict that by this time in '09 Trent will have himslef a cushy job with Petroleum company or lobby. I'll bet you 5 bucks.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Thanksgiving Weekend Wrap Up

I decided to start a new tradition for myself on Thanksgiving and volunteer to cook food for those less fortunate than myself. I had a nice day cooking and sending food out to people. Most of the volunteers were great even if they sometimes were intimidated by working in a large kitchen. One woman was so terrified by the giant steam kettle that she wouldn't go near it for fear of it suddenly toppling over and being scalded to death by 50 gallons of gravy.

After all the food was made and the kitchen scrubbed, some of the volunteers had a little dinner together and one guy even gave me a ride home. I had been up since 4:30 in the morning so I ate a little more turkey and fell asleep watching football. Not a bad day.

Friday, I ran a few errands early and went home for lunch. I do not hit the stores on "Black Friday" since celebrating the season of thanks should not be commemorated by trampling my fellow man so that I can get 25% off my Wii system.

By Friday afternoon, it was becoming more and more apparent that one of "those less fortunate" had passed on a horrifying stomach bug that had unleashed dark forces in my digestive tract. My immune system responded by expelling all visitors, friend or foe.

I went to the store and bought Tylenol, Gatorade and some Superfood hoping to at least remain hydrated but anything sweet just made it worse. It was water or nothing and I was gonna be stuck in the house for a few days. I settled in on the couch with a big bottle of water and the remote.

Normally, being stuck on the couch watching TV is not such a bad thing but I had failed to factor in that it was a Holiday weekend and programming had been changed. Channell 11 was running pledge drive programs. That's when they suspend airing the shows I like and show a marathon of shit until they get enough cash to return to regular programming. It's like they are holding Jim Lehrer hostage. MSNBC was showing a marathon of LOCKUP but I'd already seen most of them so I settled on college football.

I LIKE football but after Thursday, Friday and much of Saturday watching non-stop pummeling interupted only by trips to the can, I was getting kind of bored. I started watching Telemundo and other Spanish language programming even though I speak all of about a dozen words of the language. It was fun to try and interpret the dialogue and make a lot of it up myself. I think the fact that I was a little messed up on flu medicine really helped the effect.

There are greatly varying production values between Univision, Telemundo and Telefutura but one thing they all seem to embrace is a love of dubbing crappy 80's and 90's American films into Spanish. If you have never seen Mortal Combat: Annhilation, you should but only with the volume turned down and make up your own dialogue.

By Sunday, I was feeling a lot better and even got out to buy groceries. More football and a lte afternoon nap and I am back to 100%. It's been a long time since I've had a stay in weekend but I think I'll try to have one from now on every couple of months.

Happy Holidays!

Friday, November 23, 2007


I have never heard such complete crazy talk on what is supposed to be a news program in my entire life. His opinion is not only heavily devoid of facts but also makes the assertion that Saddam did in fact have nukes that even the White House has conceded was wrong. This guy is fucking nuts.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Scotty Comes Clean

Here's Scotty a few years back:

In a new book due out in April, Scott claims that he was directed by Rove, Cheney, Libby, Rummy, and even W to dispense information that he now knows to be false. I can't wait to hear the WHite House respond to this latest revelation. I expect Dana Peino to do much what Scott odes in this clip which is to repeatedly claim that it is the policy of the administration not to comment on an ongoing investigation.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Where's Moses when you need him?

Oddly enough, a one way ticket to hell also costs $25K.


I'll believe a lot of people's claims about the Clintons but this lady needs meds.

She lives out in the country and has cats. I have had cats when I lived in a rural town and they were always bringing back little presents to the door. We also had a few cats go wild after a time. This woman's assertions that some mysterious catnapper was hired by the Clintons would be laughable if I didn't think she needed serious medical attention.

And, yes, Hannity did say "Killary" and to no surprise the "liberal", Colmes said nothing about. FOX NEWS BABY!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Enjoy That Endorsement, Rudy!

Does anybody remember this?

It was the first thing I thought of when I heard about Pat endorsing Rudy. I searched for it for a coule of hours and TPMTV came through for me. Let's hope that this is on every news program on the planet tonight to remind people of what kind of person Pat is.

Also, how does Rudy account for this litle gem and then accept an endorsement from Pat?

You see, Ron is exactly right about why we were attacked but that's not a popular view among the right. If Rudy really has never heard of this before then he must be a fucking retard.

Hardball Power Rankings

Dear Chris Matthews,

If you would, please stop with the Hardball Power Rankings. The graphic alone looks like a logo for EXXXXXXXXTREME GATORADE FROST! or some shit like that. The accompanying sound effects (Or are they FX! ?) scare my neighbor's dog.

I know you have to try to create some excitement about the coming elections but once you've reported on the debates and the most recent poll in Iowa, everything else is just speculation. Please report on what is going down in Iraq, Iran, Myanmar, Pakistan or even Russia. They've got some really interesting political troubles we should be paying attention to.

It's not that the horse you are flogging is dead. It is not a horse at all but rather a mule. No amount whipping is going to get this animal going any faster.


Michael K

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

I Got Accused Of Being Anti-Semitic Today

That's right. Someone thinks I got problems with the Jews. Why? Because I expressed my growing worries about AIPAC's influence over our government and concerns that our commitment to Israel causes a lot of problems. For this, I got accused of being anti-semitic. I was quite offended.

Tell Us What You Really Think

Olbermann is often way too over the top for me. In this case I found myself nodding in agreement. Torture is the most despicable thing we can do to a person and stands in direct conflict to everything the USA is supposed to be about. It makes me embarassed for my country. For a veteran like myself, that is a form of torture in itself.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Please Sprint Faster

The Heritage Foundation. Sounds nice doesn't it? Heritage Foundation. It's about our heritage. It's about the foundation. That's what you build your house on. It's all good. We all need a nice foundation to build our house on so that we can pass on our heritage.

Listen close here, folks. This fucking dipshit is selling torture as freedom. When he says that congress shouldn't interfere with the ability to gather information from known terrorists, he is referring to congress trying to stop the use of torture. What kind of freedom does he want? The freedom to torture people? The freedom to maintain military force in the middle east to intimidate those who control our oil based economy? I am so sick of this fucking neocon bullshit that it makes me want to scream. Aren't neocons supposed to be moralists? How the fuck do they justify this shit? Every time something like this comes out, I want to go out and slap people on the street for no reason. Gah.

Friday, November 02, 2007

This Is Fucking Hilarious

I am so glad somebody took the time to put this together.

Say It Ain't So, Dog

I am really disappointed by this. I actually kind of like this guy. He always seemed so sympathetic to the people he brought in. Now I feel like I got conned by this dude. Pathetic.

This Is Becoming A Regular Thing For Me

Dana Perino has become a favorite target for my hatred as of late. It's so easy to take her apart that I almost feel guilty.

The rhetoric coming from the WHite House regarding Mukasey's appointment is a fucking sham. When you can't get a guy to commit to calling an act of torure "illegal" or not you've got a guy that should not be responsible for prosecuting illegal acts. McCain, Warner and Graham should all know that any proposal to legilsate the legality of torure is a waste of time. The last McCain bill to outlaw torure was signed by the president but he also wrote a signing statement that negated the the language in the bill outlawing torture when the president sees fit.

Everybody should stop kissing Karen Hughes' ass as well. She has had absolutely no positive impact as the undersecretary. Since 2000 the U.S. has gone from an approval rating throughout the world that averaged at about 70% to what recent polls show to be about 20% with some countries in the mid-east polling at about 9%. Not entirely her fault to be fair but she didn't seem to help a lot either.

Rumsfeld's comments are just kind of retarded.