Saturday, February 28, 2009

To: President Barack Obama (redux)

From: Me

Mr. President, your speech to Congress and the nation was inspiring. You give hope to millions that better days are indeed on the way after the darkness of most the the last decade. However, how can you lead and inspire when you publicly associate yourself with the absolute incarnation of hopelessness and despair? In these fragile early days of your presidency, please do not embrace the embodiment of abject failure, a mess that makes Afghanistan look like a walk in the park. Please do not let me see you again with the image of ultimate catastrophe below:

We have nothing to fear but fear, and Joakim Noah, themselves.


Friday, February 27, 2009

Kudos to Chris Matthews

Ahem, did I just type that? Kudos to the crazy car of American politics?

Yup. Because he finally did what EVERYONE in the cowed mainstream media should do. He called out Darrell Issa (R-Idiot) for his childish use of "Democrat" rather than "Democratic. It's an old Frank Luntz talking point (sounds like "rat," they aren't really "democratic," etc.) now embraced by the de fatto (shamelessly stolen) head of the GOP, Viagra Oxycontin Limbaugh. Chris, a hat tip to ya.

To: President Barack Obama

From: Me

Dear Mr. President:

I believe you are off to a tremendous start in what will be a historic presidency. You are faced with tremendous challenges to help the nation recover from the previous president's Olympic-sized screwups.

Can you please do me one small favor, however? Please do NOT refer to Operation Iraqi Cluster**** as a "war." It has not been a "war" now for almost six years. To call it a "war" only legitimizes the abuses of the Bush years. You have no war to win or lose, only a disastrously botched occupation to leave behind as efficiently as possible.



Mrs. Mittens--Where's my bling?

Thieves apparently made off with some jewelry from the Mittens Romney huge ostentatious f**king mansion cabin in Park City, Utah (story). The clincher is that Mrs. Mittens didn't know what was missing, and the police were going to check with her JEWELRY CONSULTANT. I mean, who doesn't have a jewelry consultant???

Caribou Barbie, Riyoush Brady Jindal, Mittens--yup, that's leadership for you!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Name that POL/Spouse (from his/her Yearbook pic!): SEE ANSWERS BELOW













I like open comments, but...

I think we've heard enough of the Hansen family, pictured below:

I have seen the light!

By popular demand, I am THROUGH being negative! From now on I will only post pictures of puppies and kitties! And maybe kids with balloons! And baby ducks!


What fun would that be???

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

An argument is a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition.....No it isn't.

I had a surreal experience today. I actually encountered a Glenn Beck fan in another forum. It's somewhat like the giant squid. You know they exist but they are rarely seen in their natural habitat. I will mention no names or identifying features of the individual, however.

First of all, I assume you're familiar with Glenn Beck. If not, take a Klansman, a woman hater and someone who has suffered traumatic head injuries, blend them up and give them a microphone and you have Glenn Beck.

This began with some claptrap he was circulating, his "principles." I won't honor them with a reference, suffice it to say that it was a mishmash of truisms, nonsense and right-wing talking points. The Beck fan, though, began this bizarre defense, that we had to "respect" him because he had made something out of himself despite being a drunk. OK, we start with a bigoted, lying, misogynistic douchebag who is a drunk, take away the drunk and what's left?

He/she tried the old wingnut canard of saying that I feel that way about people I "disagree" with. First of all, tell that to the Mrs., she would be fascinated. And of course, it's patently untrue. Right off the top I can tell you that I LOVE to listen to Pat Buchanan. I don't agree with a thing he says, but he's bright, he doesn't make stuff up like Beck and he's intellectually honest.

Anyway, I gave the Beck fan a list of quotes and the source so he/she could see what a miscreant he is. The response--classic. I'm not going to read those because my mind is made up. Alex, may I have cognitive dissonance for $1000?

The kicker though were comments on their site complaining about my "name calling." True, I called Glenn Beck a moron and other things, but said nothing about the individual involved in the discussion. Yet his/her hero Beck does nothing BUT call names.

Again, the remarkable thing is how these wingers need to be told what to do. They can't think for themselves.

Givin' the GOP Response

is just another word for nothin' left to lose.

Note to Gov. Jindal. That whooshing sound you just heard was the the air going out of your national political ambitions balloon. Nice speech there, Bob.

Can you imagine...

If you had been watching a presidential speech last night and seen THIS:

in the chair behind the podium???

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Now this one is funny...

The email addy for the blog largely serves as a spam receptacle. You know, the apparently obvious fact of my male inadequacies or my friends in Nigeria. This one below is priceless though. First of all, they use the IRS. It is a small amount, as compared to the ridiculous riches promised in the Nigerian oil minister ilk.

But please--I make my living writing, and I'm best friends with typos, but can we have a little proofreading? And I'm sure the IRS credits tax refunds to credit cards.

IF anyone falls for this, they deserve to get cleaned out. Stupidity SHOULD be painful.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Happy 277th, George!

Honestly, George, you don't look a day over 276!

He was not a great military mind. He was not a great politician. But he was a great MAN, and America's indispensable man. Without him, there was no country to make, and without Lincoln, no country worth saving.

Happy birthday.

Expelling Bee

Ah, Roland Burris. What happens next?

This is different from the debate on seating, with each house judging its own members, which is procedural. Barring a resignation by the egomaniacal freak, the matter falls under the same Article 1, Section 5, which rather unhelpfully provides that "Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behaviour, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member."

The framers and commas, not so much. You know, the whole "well-regulated militia" thing? The question is, you can punish for "disorderly conduct," but is that operative with regard to expulsion? If so, what is disorderly conduct??

We have no predent to decide this. The Senate has not expelled a member since 1862, and every expulsion to date was because they were TRAITORS. One in the 18th century, and then that whole Confederacy thing.

[On that note, with apologies to my southern brethren--I still fervently believe that every senior political official of the so-called Confederacy should have been hanged as traitors, along with every commissioned officer in the so-called Confederate army. You do not make war on this nation lightly. I applaud Lincoln with his "malice toward none" approach, but if it had been me, malice all around! Treason should be painful.]