Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Tool of the Day: Ten lbs of shit in a 5 lb bag

Rush is just a despicable human being. Is there nothing that these human excrements will not do? To accuse someone suffering a horrible disease as "acting" smacks of ignorance and lack of empathy for another human being.

For the sake of this country, if I see Rush I will have to cave in his larynx.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Internet: Waste of Time IV

Check out this site. Again, it is worth the time wasted. A great laugh.

Internet: Waste of Time III

I have not visited this site in a long while, but, as always, it is worth every minute I wasted.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

EGM's Crapstravaganza!

A very funny list of 20 of of the worst video games ever made. And there are some bad ones, from Custer's Revenge (guide a horny General Custer to rape an Indian woman tied to a cactus) to Dana Plato's unemployment escape fantasy game, Night Trap (giggling women that you spy on with hidden cameras). Priceless.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


The collective grade point average of "Bluto" Blutarsky in Animal House. And the head of the FBI's National Security section. And the Vice-Chair of the House Intelligence Committee. And the House Chair of the Intelligence Committee overseeing aspects of the CIA. The question: What is the difference between the Sunnis and the Shia?

For those who do not remember the reference. Watch the movie. Then peruse here.

"Earth. Atomizer. Let's go." Just go here.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

The Republican Meltdown

Earlier I portended that the Foley scandal would have some interesting fallout. And now, the story is unraveling. Here Daily Kos goes through some signs that lead one to believe the Republicans are going to be routed come November. The poll numbers have completely reversed since the Foley scandal broke. Again, the Political Law #1 is in play: the cover up is ALWAYS worse then the incident covered up. When will the Republicans learn?

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

The state of me

I am in a sort of philosophical mood since I am soon to be a father. I am wondering what kind of world am I going to bring my son into? The country that I once respected when I was a kid (probably from drinking the cool-aid served at my catholic grade school) is no more.

The moral high ground is no more. My government seems to care more about death and torture and limiting the liberties that our fore-fathers fought for. What can I do to make a difference? How can I change the course of this country?

Well, I think I can raise my son to believe in what I think is right and just. I think that the right in this counrty is manufacturing a generation that is set to completley fuck this country in a way that BoBo could never dream of. How the hell do you stop that? By having the same generation with a counter philosophy. And my boy will hopefully be just that.

Now I am not setting my boy up to hate me becasue I will not let him live his life, but I will talk to him about tolerance, personal freedoms and the right for ALL humans to have them. Not just who our government thinks deserves, or the so called religious zealots think should have them. ALL SHOULD HAVE THE SAME BACIC RIGHTS. DUE PROCESS, HABEUS CORPUS, FREEDOM FROM TORTURE, LEGAL REPRESENTATION. These are not words to be thrown around during an election, but a living, breathing reality that should exist. Let him hopefully see my world belief as one he would like to adopt.

More later, work calls.

Dare we dream?

Interesting word from CQ (Congressional Quarterly) that suggests that we might see BOTH the House and Senate shifting to Democratic rule.

Now, I have been through 2 presidential election cycles peppered with disaster after disaster after bitter disappointment, but maybe there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

One issue though: the Dems have not learned how to DO politics. If they do gain the House and Senate, it is despite themselves. The Repubs Machivellian self-destruction is like manna from heaven. Frankly, the Democratic party does not deserve it. But hey, who doesn't get something they don't deserve?

More data on the Iraqi Carnage

There MUST be a special place in hell for the people responsible for the Iraqi war. "Born-again Christian" indeed. A study, as reported via Daily Kos, the death toll in Iraq comes up with approx. 655k excess deaths since 3/2003.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Why I like politics

I have always been fascinated by human beings. Such clever monkeys. Nothing shows the yin/yang of humanity more then politics. The machinery of politics can soar to heights of good works (Social Security and FDRs New Deal come to mind) and take the express elevator straight to hell (The Foley IM scandal is the most recent example). For some reason, I find either side as fascinating as the other. We are our vices as well as our virtues.

Speaking of vices, let's get back to the Foley scandal. Basically, Florida congressman Foley has been exhibiting the behavior of a stalker of young, high-school age Congress pages. The story just broke, so there is a certain bit of vagueness on how many occasions and how many pages Foley sent rather racy IM messages and email to. There has even been the insinuation that OTHER congressman might have been involved in other, similar incidents but the evidence has not been brought forth (except for Foley).

What will be interesting is to watch the unfolding of the scandal because it has been alleged that the top Republican leadership knew of Foley's behavior as early as 2001 and chose to ignore it (some of the incidents documented happened in 2003, well after they knew there was a "problem"). It seems that the Republican leadership, in one of the biggest political blunders EVER, decided that the Republican butt in the Florida seat was more important then Foley preying on boys.

Some places to read about it: Talking Points Memo and Daily Kos are following the unfolding scandal.