Friday, February 06, 2009

Ben and Jerry's "Yes, Pecan!"

In honor of President Obama's election, Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream has a new flavor, Yes, Pecan!

For George W. they asked for suggestions from the public.
Here are some of their favorite responses:

* Grape Depression
* The Housing Crunch
* Abu Grape
* Cluster Fudge
* Nut'n Accomplished
* Good Riddance You Lousy Mother#@!# ... Swirl
* Iraqi Road
* Chock 'n Awe
* WireTapioca
* Impeach Cobbler
* Guantanmallow
* imPeachmint
* Heck of a Job, Brownie!
* Neocon Politan
* Rocky Road to Fascism
* The Reese's-cession
* Cookie D'oh!
* Nougalar Proliferation
* Death by Chocolate... and Torture
* Freedom Vanilla Ice Cream
* Chocolate Chip On My Shoulder
* Credit Crunch
* Mission Pecanplished
* Country Pumpkin
* Chunky Monkey in Chief
* WMDelicious
* Chocolate Chimp
* Bloody Sundae
* Caramel Preemptive Stripe
* I broke the law and am responsible for the deaths of thousands . . . with nuts

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Off to the nation's capital

Business trip time, influenza, dysentery, typhoid, plague et al notwithstanding. Wanna be the lucky guy/gal in Seat 12B tomorrow? See you Sunday.

Who feels worse...

Me, with my explosive head cold (35,000 feet will be fun tomorrow) AND a cracked filling or

just back from surgery.

But he's gonna be fine.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Oh Tom, it's corner time!

So Daschle is gone.

Good riddance. Buh bye.

The president's appointments are a concern. Love the guy, but vet much? Two withdraw, one damaged.

Long-time senator? Sure. Rumored to be a decent guy? Yes.

BUT, he was the ultimate Democratic enabler of the Bush nightmare of civil liberties abuses.

He raked in millions from interests that he might be regulating. He had a CHAUFFEUR and a luxury car. He took private jets to exotic locations. He "endorsed" Obama and couldn't deliver South Dakota for Obama in the primary?

His explanation from a spokesman was "Mr. Daschle told committee staff he had become used to having a car and driver as Senate majority leader and did not think to report the perquisite on his taxes, according to staff members."

Right. Drivers, private jets, you know--regular stuff. Stuff all of us would never consider to be "pay."

So, former Sen. Daschle:

Mr. Blackwell, I mean Mr. Card, isn't happy

Former Bush minion Andy Card apparently is upset found that the president and members of his administration don't always dress like funeral directors while engaged in the heavy lifting of cleaning up one Bush disaster after another. He whined that:

Ronald Reagan and both President Bushes treated the Oval Office with tremendous respect. They treated the Office of the Presidency with tremendous respect. And some of that respect was reflected in how they expected people to behave, how they expected them to dress when they walked into the symbol of freedom for the world, the Oval Office. And yes, I'm disappointed to see the casual, laissez faire, short sleeves, no shirt and tie, no jacket, kind of locker room experience that seems to be taking place in this White House and the Oval Office.

Yup, they destroyed the country, trashed the constitution and caused havoc around the world, but they looked good doing it!

I just happened to come across this old memo from Andy:

From: Andrew Card, Chief of Staff
To: White House Staff

It has come to my attention that members of the staff have taken a rather lax approach to our dress code. Shall we go over a few basics again?

1) DO NOT wear white or invade countries without cause after Labor Day.

2) Solid colors with renditioning is SO last year.

3) Earth tones with wiretapping, people, earth tones! Pastels and terrorist surveillance? I don't think so!

4) PLEASE make sure than any detainees wearing black hoods have matching shoes and bags.

5) If you're going to out a CIA agent, be REALLY out. Bold, bold, bold, people, bold!

6) Remember, enhanced interrogation is the new torture!

And finally, for all departing staff, remember that you should always dress for the job you want, so let's all DRESS LIKE LOBBYISTS!



Monday, February 02, 2009

Sorry Senator Daschle, but no. That isn't how we do things.

I've heard he's a great guy, and he's surely well-qualified. But do we want to start an administration with those who scoff at the tax laws involving corporate perqs???

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Man of Steele

Well, the Republican National Committee picked former Maryland lieutenant governor Michael Steel, pictured below, to be their new chairman:

[You may recall that Mr. Steele lied about having Oreos thrown at him at a function]

While he's a bright guy, with better legal credentials than I have, he is also, what's the word I'm looking for...oh, right, HE'S CRAZY. He compared stem cell research to Nazi experiments in concentration camps.

But while odd, he's not as reprehensible as his rival for the job, Chip Saltsman (who sent out the mailings with the "Barack the Magic Negro" ditty, incompetent like outgoing chair Mike Duncan, or as corrupt and racist as former chair Haley Barbour. He also doesn't have the unique problem of former chair Ken Mehlman,
pictured below:

[Don't believe me? Click here]

After all, it's difficult to be the head of a party built on gay-bashing when you are...Ken Mehlman.

But back to Mr. Steele. If I was searching for new Republican leadership, I'm sure that an anti-science hard-core Bushie is where I'd turn...Right.