Monday, July 31, 2006

Tool of the Day: Howard Dean

The Democrats need to focus on many things to win back any semblence of power in the government. They need to focus on how they differ from the Republicans on Iraq, foreign policy, immigration and the economy. What they DO NOT need to do is use the Rovian tool of defamation of character.

From's war room:

Dean has done a ton of good for the Democratic Party. But in a speech in West Palm Beach earlier this week, he made himself the issue again by equating Katherine Harris to Joseph Stalin. It was entirely unnecessary: Dean was speaking to a luncheon crowd of just 250; Harris is among the most marginal Republican candidates in America, trailing Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson by 37 points in the latest poll; and Dean was referring to Harris' role in the contested 2000 election, a subject that would have fired up his Democratic audience if he had discussed it in the dispassionate language of an accountant. And what did he get out of the deal? Some applause from the folks at the luncheon. And now, in addition to the stories about Harris as tantrum thrower, Harris as recipient of illegal campaign contributions, and Harris as lost cause, we'll see a news cycle full of stories about Harris as victim and Dean as loose cannon.

Say it better then I

A great post over on DailKos which encapsulates the more manic part of the manic-depressive disorder foisted upon me by George W. Really, I do not hate people; I have never cared less about a human being then what I feel abour George W. He has killed hope for a better day. The humanity.....or maybe the lack thereof.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

God's Chosen people?

Seriously, Israel, as a government, has no moral standing in my book. Take a read of this blog entry from the Arabist. And if you have the stomach, view some of the scenes of the reality of a sovereign nation killing innocent women and children ON PURPOSE. Israel's only "defense" is that they leafletted the place saying they were going to bomb them and anyone left MUST be the bad guy. Sheesh.....

Saturday, July 29, 2006


Those of you who did not know that Johnny Cash did a cover of NIN song hurt, here it is in all of its glory. To see Johnny sing this wholly derpessing song by trent and the boys is just priceless.

It was bound to happen

The shite going down in Lebanaon has spilled onto these shores. What is wrong with people these days? Why do we feel the need to kill others based on religion, skin color, political allegience ect. ? I, again, weep for the future.

Colbert on Pets

A trip in the wayback machine to a segment on The Daily Show with Stephen Colbert, haunted by the death of his cat Mr. Whiskers by "blunt force trauma to the back of the head", looks at freeze drying your pet. Via YouTube.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Tools of the Day:

Just take a few minutes to read some of the crap that passes as articles. One word of advice, make sure that afterwards you have time to take a long bath. I felt just a little dirty and unclean afterwards.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Tool Of The Day: The Donald

Why? Because of this

Poor Bill

I do know that because Bill Clinton lied to us about getting a hummer it turned a lot of people off to him. But looking back at his presidency, he was one hell of a leader. The economy was stong and robust, our stock as a contry was never higher with others in the world, and times just SEEMED good. So why in the hell does this poor guy still get hammered? Is the conservative wackjobs on the right so hard up to hit us that they must continually go after a man that is no longer a major player? Or do they have a problem with someone who helps with AIDS victims

It's the economy stupid

I always thought that if the president took care of business at home (economy, jobless rate) he or she could get away with mistakes or miscues abroad. BoBo has done nothing at home and is paying a price.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Tool Of The Day: Dick Cheney

Why? Besides lying almost daily to the press (by press I mean Fox) and shooting his friend in the face, he thinks the middle east is doing just fine.

From Salon/War Room:
He sees one thing: Proof that the Bush administration's strategy is going exactly as planned. As the AP reports, the vice president was in Florida Friday to stump for a Republican congressional candidate. Along the way, Cheney pointed to the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah in the Middle East as a reason for keeping Republicans in control back in Washington.

"This conflict is a long way from over," Cheney said. "It's going to be a battle that will last for a very long time. It is absolutely essential that we stay the course."

How does this man sleep at night? I hope in the end, he gets his.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Why the numbers are worse then you can imagine

Check out this for further proof that morality has hit the skids and that civilization as we know it is doomed, with the US playing the Horseman of the Apocalypse. Also, keep the number 6000 in two months in mind in relation to the number bantered around on the number of dead in Iraq. The Lancet number must be spot on and increasing. Imagine: there could be as many as 200k - 300k dead by now. To show nothing but horror is the only sane reaction. And that we are not horrified speaks volumes about the US and its slave morality.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Iraqi Deaths

Fafu had quoted 45k deaths in Iraq. Of course, this brings us to the Lancet study on the number of excess deaths since the war began. By excess deaths they mean the deaths that occurred by all means above the previous death rate before the US invaded. Of course, US bombs is only one way to die in a war zone.

And at the time the Lancet study was done, in 2003, the number of excess deaths was estimated to be 98k, a factor of two greater then the death counts using media (a really poor way to count deaths). Check out Tim Lambert at Deltoid for all you need to know about the study and great debunkings of the innumerate 101st Keyboarders.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Tool of The Day: George W. Bush

There is not enough space on the internet to accurately document why he is a grade A, first class, fuck wad tool. If it isn't the roughly 45,000 people who have died because of Iraq, or how he has frittered away our reputation and good will with the other 6.5 billion people on this planet, it is simply because he puts the needs of the few before the needs of the many. Where is Spock when you need him?

Eurotrash Gaylords and Kirsten Dunst

Let's face it, there are two truths in this world that I know of: 1) Kirsten Dunst is hotter then a $3 pistol and 2) The Onion is freakin' hilarious (as Fafu pointed out).

And now Kirsten has left America for a "Eurotrash pretty-boy gaylord with six-pack abs and a 100-foot yacht". See here for the sordid details.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

This does not add up

Another reason I am losing faith in our government as as agent of compassion towards humanity. Let alone its citizens.

Fair and Balanced?

This just makes me sick. And there is a liberal bias in the media? Fuck Rupert, and fuck Fox.

From Romenesko via Dan Froomkin comes this poll of Californians conducted by the Survey and Policy Research Institute at San Jose State University: "Among those who watch Fox for their news, 59 percent approve of the job George W. Bush is doing as president and 29 percent disapprove. But among non-Fox viewers, just 25 percent approve of the president’s performance and 66 percent disapprove."

What is wrong with this picture?

These girls are writing on bombs that will be dropped on Lebanon. I weep for the future.

Tool of the Day: Tom Delay

His ship just took on more water...hopefully it will begin the sinking. From Salons' war room:

If Tom DeLay ends up having to run for reelection in Sugar Land, Texas, it looks like he'll have to do it without the help of his political action committee. As the Associated Press is reporting, DeLay's Americans for a Republican Majority PAC has agreed to pay a $115,000 fine and cease operations as the result of an audit conducted by the Federal Election Commission.

According to the FEC, the audit found that ARMPAC failed to report approximately $240,000 worth of "financial activity" and $322,306 in debts owed to 25 vendors in 2001 and 2002, and that it illegally misallocated more than $200,000 in expenses between its federal and nonfederal accounts. The FEC says its agreement with ARMPAC contains an "admission of all violations."

"The reason DeLay became so powerful was all about the money, the amounts of money he could pull in and could distribute to his colleagues," said Melanie Sloan, a spokeswoman for Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, which filed a complaint seeking FEC enforcement against ARMPAC. "Nearly every Republican in Congress received money from ARMPAC, thus consolidating his power base. They loved him because he kept them flush. Now we find out, they brought in huge amounts of money, but they did it illegally."

The agreement between the FEC and ARMPAC closes one enforcement action, but it doesn't resolve all of DeLay's PAC problems. DeLay remains under indictment in Texas alongside ARMPAC former executive director Jim Ellis and the ARMPAC offshoot, Texans for a Republican Majority.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Ann Coulter: Part Duex - Wingnut

I'll have to post the whole story b/c it is from a pay sight and I don't want to inconvenience our dear readers, so...

From Room

Ann Coulter, felon?

An envelope containing a suspicious white powder showed up in the mailroom at the New York Times last week. We can't tell if she's joking or not -- really, can we ever? -- but Ann Coulter is claiming that she's responsible.

Raw Story ferrets out the news from an item in Women's Wear Daily's Memo Pad blog. Memo Pad's source at the Times said the powder incident makes Coulter's call for the death penalty for Bill Keller just "a little less funny." "I wonder," the source said, "if she considers herself at all responsible when lunatics read her columns and she says that we should be killed."

Memo Pad asked Coulter about the incident. Her response? "So glad to hear that the New York Times got my letter and that your friend at the Times thinks I'm funny. Good luck in journalism and please send me your home address so we can stay in touch, too."

The white powder turned out to be harmless, but perhaps it's time to fight fire with fire anyway. If Coulter thinks that reporters at the Times should be tried for treason -- and she does -- wouldn't it be fair game to say that Coulter herself should be tried for threatening to use WMD or using the U.S. mail to send threatening communications? Those are federal crimes, and it seems to us that Coulter has just admitted committing one.

This bitch is fucking whack. Period.

Tool of the day: Little Ralphy

The hipocracy of the right is staggering. When in doubt, or caught, blame someone else. I never liked Reed for two reasons: first he just looks like a weasel (can anyone say Niedermeyer?) and second, he uses God as a cover to do what he wants.

Jeebus finally lets loose

This is why I love the onion. I always thought that if there was a Jeebus, he would be something like this