Friday, March 31, 2006

Wes Clark in 2008!!

Believe it.

Hotline On Call has the word:

"Too many people handicapping the Dem field aren't paying attention to Ret. Gen. Wes Clark. The guy has a monster travel schedule on behalf of other Dems. He's still the to-go talking head for Democratic national security events. He's doing the party's national radio address this Saturday.

And now his podcast is right now the most popular political podcast in the nation.

The third installment of Clark's audiotaped thoughts ranks ahead of Sean Hannity . It's more listened-to than Sen. Barack Obama's audio doodlings. Than ex-Sen. John Edwards's podcast, too.

Through a spokesman, Clark tells us: 'I am proud to be a part of the podcast evolution and pleased so many people care about being involved to the future of country by engaging in this medium.'"

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Istanbul was Once Constan...Baghdad...?

This is funny.
Its been all over the internets lately. Howard Kaloogian is running for congress in Calif. he wants to replace "Duke" --Most bribed congressman in history (caught, that is)--Cunningham. He's running on a 'blame the media' platform when it comes to the disaster in Iraq. his website was running the pic on top of the calm peace which is baghdad...which would be great, if it was Baghdad.

It's Istanbul. click here and watch the SHORT clip.

The last picture is the one they finally just used as a replacement to show how peaceful baghdad is now. I can assume from the photo that they had a lot of exposure to the 'real iraq' from this distance.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

If You Haven't Seen it Yet...

go ahead and click. it is FACINATING what video FoxNews runs while reporting on a Serial Killer at large.



"I think every good Christian ought to kick Falwell right in the ass."

--The late, arch-conservative Senator Barry Goldwater (R, AZ) in 1981.

Harpers Again....

Forgot this one:

It emerged that the Bush Administration had quietly issued a 'signing statement' on the Patriot Act; the statement indicates that the President intends to ignore oversight requirements built into the act, such as the requirement that the President inform Congress of how the FBI was using its new spying powers.[]
This I dadn't heard about!
St. Louis talk show host Dave Lenihan, discussing Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as a potential NFL commissioner, said: "She loves football. She's African-American, which would kind of be a big coon." He repeated: "A big coon." Lenihan apologized, said that he meant to say "coup," and was fired.[FOX News]
And thank god they got it together in Afganistan:
Eighty-seven percent of the world's opium was made from poppies grown in Afghanistan,[St. Louis Today]
And finally these 2 tid bits:
Tresa Waggoner, an elementary school music teacher in Bennett, Colorado, was suspended from her job after local parents complained that she was a lesbian devil worshiper; the parents drew this conclusion after learning that Waggoner showed her classes a videotape of the opera Faust performed with sock puppets.[The Los Angeles Times] In San Francisco over 25,000 teenagers gathered at AT&T Park for an evangelical Christian rally. "The devil's a pimp," said one 18-year-old attendee. "Don't be his ho."

Quick Bite This Week from

It was revealed that prior to the U.S. invasion, Iraqi foreign minister Naji Sabri had, for a fee, provided the United States with detailed assessments of Iraq's military capabilities. Sabri's assessments of Iraq's nuclear and biological weapons capabilities proved, in hindsight, to be far more reliable than the CIA estimates used to justify the invasion; the CIA had no comment on why this data was ignored.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Jackson Free Press | Abortion 'Ban' DOA—But Coming Back to Life?

Damn I love Steve Holland (D, Plantersville). As you may know he authored a bill banning abortion in MS. basically, he claimed to be tired of watching Republicans try to peck away at abortion with new restrictions and decided to steal their thunder. He'd gut their bill and change it to ban abortion outright. they could either vote for a bill that NO GOP'er had anything to do with creating or passing, OR they could vote against it. some found it upsetting, but the bill's language is moot lest the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade...and even then the GOP couldn't take any credit. well, the GOP'ers aren't happy about this. I mean, this is THEIR little pet drum to beat. Now that I caught you up to date, read what the Jackson Free Press reported about the last few moments before the bill's deadline.

In the hour leading up to the bill deadline, Holland—accompanied by Rep. Bobby Moak, D-Bogue Chitto, and a reporter and an intern from the Jackson Free Press—went to dinner at C.S.’ Deli. There he fed on fried chicken and pork chops, telling stories about his career as an undertaker, and killing time he might have spent in conference negotiating and arguing with Republicans over the bill’s language.

By the time Holland paid his check and returned to the Capitol and leisurely presented his most recent version of the bill to Senate conferees, House and Senate health committee members had only 12 minutes left to reach a consensus on the conference report before sending it out to the House and Senate for approval. Minutes after conferees started reading through the report, Holland said, “You’ve got five minutes to sign your signatures.”

Senate Public Health Committee Chairman Nunnelee said he had not seen the conference report prior to the meeting and was angry that the House alteration of SB 2922 removed the teeth from a proposed abortion ban.

“The language in this bill basically says that this law will take effect when the United States Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade,” Holland said.

Nunnelee, shaken and furious, said the meeting was not begun in good faith.

“I sat in here for an hour and a half. After he set the appointment, he walks in 12 minutes before the deadline with a very complex piece of legislation. It’s only two sections, but they are two very important sections,” Nunnelee said.

Sections 5 and 6 were the bill killers for Nunnelee, because they stated that the abortion ban would kick in only when the Mississippi Attorney General “determines that the U.S. Supreme Court has overruled the decision of Roe v. Wade.”

Moak, a Public Health and Human Services Committee member, argued that the Legislature should not be in the job of second-guessing the Supreme Court, and said the dubious Sections 5 and 6 were added only after consultation with National Right to Life, a group formed to end abortion in the U.S.

A terse back and forth ensued between House and the Senate committee members.

“I’ve still got questions,” Nunnelee said.

“Well you’ve got five minutes to ask them,” Holland replied.

“I can’t help it if you show up 12 minutes before deadline,” Nunnelee said.

“Well, the process has been established since 1817,” Holland mumbled back.

Senate Public Health and Welfare committee member Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, D-Brookhaven, was also outraged.

“When was this printed?” she demanded.

“About 45 minutes to an hour ago,” Holland said. “Look, you make it what you want to make it, OK? The House of Representatives … has given you a fair bill on abortion effective when Roe v. Wade is overturned. That’s a position that we will not retreat from, and we will not compromise.”
i don't recall anything i've read in months that made me feel happier than this article. I LOVE steve Holland and i LOVE watching these jackasses squirm over the fact he's stealing their pander point!

A quick thought on the Israeli Election.

Olmert claims victory in Israeli election - Yahoo! News The Likud party (conservative fundamentalists) won about 12 seats in the Knesset (think parliament), Labor got 20-22, and the new 'moderate' party got 30 or so.

All I want to say is that I'm glad former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won't be leading that country into war like he's been dying to do. the only thing that stayed his hand in the 90s was an engaged American president. Regardless of my feelings about bush, i have no faith in his ability to encourage restraint in radical Israeli politicians...and the last thing we need in the middle east is netenyahu tossing a match into the haystack.

what a relief.

This Just Pisses Me Off.

It has been revealed that on WEEK that the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Bush in the 2000 election, VP Dick Cheney contacted then Sec. of Defense Cohen. Cohen was reportedly shocked that the VP never wanted an overview of threats facing the nation or a review of any security matters.

All he wanted to know about was Iraq. This was January 2001. They walked in the door ready to cook the books. finally all the chickenhawks that were too afraid to fight in any war of their generation was ready to let someone else do their fighting for them.

...again. (click above and watch a facinating clip from tonight's Hardball--from MSNBC)

Monday, March 27, 2006


a real rubber stamp in congress!

Crooks and Liars

Just last week President Bush said that he did not want to go to war in Iraq. more to the point, he said 'no president wants war'.

Damn! too bad they just verified that Bush had already set the invasion date prior to Colin Powell's trip to the UN or even the completion of the arms nispections (we're talking 1/03). Its now been shown that WMDs didn't matter since they were planning to go in regardless. the most shocking part? BUSH's own personal idea that they paint up a drone to look like a UN plane and fly it into Iraq for the purpose of being fired upon. THAT way they could claim an attack and just blast right in. What a lying bastard.

Lara Logan is Wonderful

Watch this clip. It deals with the whole notion that the press coverage of Iraqi 'is all negative' and swaying public opinion. She even touches on a pet peeve of mine: all the right wingers in the press crying and moaning about negative Iraq coverage...just how many of THEM are doing these missing 'sunshine' stories. MORE to the point, just like the Chickenhawk politicians who never fear sending anyone ELSE to war, these right wing media chickenhawks SURE don't seem to interested in taking themselves over to Iraq to give us the 'real story'. The last line in this video is GREAT. note how Impressed Logan is with Laura Ingram.

Now think about this. 30 people were found be-headed in the last 24 hours in Iraq. where in the hell would that not lead in the news? OK, let me REALLY drive the point home here. just where in the world, peacetime or not, do we see pubic works projects and feel-good stories dominate the newscast? seriously. All these 'good stories' that the press somehow misses...just when has this sort of cover EVER existed in large measure...particularly in a war zone? If i hear one more person complain to me about the press coverage in Iraq, I'm gonna punch them. I'm sorry jackasses. Don't be surprised when Iraq doesn't suddenly become the first war zone/civil war dominated with stories about public works projects.

...AND ANOTHER THING!! don't be shocked that the reconstruction isn't being lauded when its been done so half assed and at SEVEN TIMES (and counting) the cost we were told it would be.

Feel the Love

LA Daily News - Eric Haney, a retired command sergeant major of the U.S. Army, was a founding member of Delta Force, the military's elite covert counter-terrorist unit. :

Q: What's your assessment of the war in Iraq?

A: Utter debacle. But it had to be from the very first. The reasons were wrong. The reasons of this administration for taking this nation to war were not what they stated. (Army Gen.) Tommy Franks was brow-beaten and ... pursued warfare that he knew strategically was wrong in the long term. That's why he retired immediately afterward. His own staff could tell him what was going to happen afterward.

We have fomented civil war in Iraq. We have probably fomented internecine war in the Muslim world between the Shias and the Sunnis, and I think Bush may well have started the third world war, all for their own personal policies.

Q: What is the cost to our country?

A: For the first thing, our credibility is utterly zero. So we destroyed whatever credibility we had. ... And I say "we," because the American public went along with this. They voted for a second Bush administration out of fear, so fear is what they're going to have from now on.

Bush Was Set on Path to War, British Memo Says - New York Times

In case you were wondering:

"During a private two-hour meeting in the Oval Office on Jan. 31, 2003, he made clear to Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain that he was determined to invade Iraq without the second resolution, or even if international arms inspectors failed to find unconventional weapons, said a confidential memo about the meeting written by Mr. Blair's top foreign policy adviser and reviewed by The New York Times. Our diplomatic strategy had to be arranged around the military planning," David Manning, Mr. Blair's chief foreign policy adviser at the time, wrote in the memo that summarized the discussion between Mr. Bush, Mr. Blair and six of their top aides....
So now you know why they weren't too bothered about finding no WMDs. it wasn't about WMD. it wasn't about terrorism. It was about deposing a dictator and telling the public any lie that would let them do it. it was about WANTING to use our soldiers like toys and never bothering to deal with the effects. Repeatedly Bush said we could avert war if Saddam would just 'come clean' about the WMDs. That was a 2300 soldier, $350 billion (and counting) lie to get what he wanted. his chance to put on a soldier suit and play general. What's worse is that our nation will take years to rebuild the credibility this president squandered.

Slacktivist takes a Sock at an MSU grad.

...and rightly so:

It's hard to imagine a lead sentence more perversely undemocratic than this, from Gina Holland of the Associated Press:

WASHINGTON -- His wartime powers undercut once before by the Supreme Court, President Bush could take a second hit in a case in which Osama bin Laden's former driver is seeking to head off a trial before military officers.

Oh, that meddlesome Supreme Court, always going about undercutting the wartime powers of our wartime president. Those whiny justices, always worrying about whether or not the executive branch's claims of unchecked, absolute power are constitutional. It's always "blah, blah, blah, rule of law, blah, blah, blah" with them.

If they keep this up, eventually they'll undercut everyone's power to break the law with impunity. And then where will we be?

Seriously, is this really how Gina Holland understands the role of the Constitution? As some kind of threat to the president's otherwise limitless power? This is the framework she presents. Read that again:

His wartime powers undercut once before by the Supreme Court ...

Are there no editors at the Associated Press who remember fourth-grade social studies?

President Bush's earlier claims to unlimited power were ruled -- with the definitive final say of the Supreme Court -- to be unconstitutional, illegitimate, nonexistent. He has no "powers" -- wartime or otherwise -- other than those granted to him by the Constitution.

Holland turns this on its head. She seems to think it is the courts' concerns about constitutionality and legality that are illegitimate. Not just illegitimate, but dangerous -- undercutting the president during wartime, after all, sounds like something that would weaken America.

If one accepts Holland's view then not only does the Constitution become irrelevant, but the Magna Carta starts to look a bit shaky.

SOAP (Snakes on a Plane) - Trailer Download, View Trailers

This is so wonderfully retarded. it almost looks like an SNL 'advertisement'.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Uh...Yes, they indeed CAN be stopped.

Beloved (the city) Memphis loses to (couldn't give a shit about) UCLA. as we get down to the final 4, George Mason is clearly the cinderella story. a school 1 year older than me from DC. a commuter college with a chance at the big dance. I'll pull for them over Florida (assuming they get in--game in progress), but i'm loyal to the SEC West...EVEN LSU.

that is until we hoist them up on their own bloody bats at the next Tulane/LSU baseball game.


anyway. great NCAA tournament this year.

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

I Watched this epic again today. you have to devote some time to it, but what a fulfilling movie. I often find myself wishing Alec Guinness was on the screen more since i love ever word he says in this film. knowing that much of the story is true to's a triumph.

SIDENOTE: in this film, all action that takes place 'on the way' in this journey moves from the left to the right of the screen.

My favorite scene? the first meeting with Prince Feisal in his tent.

and from imdb:

*For the 1989 re-release, many scenes of dialog were missing. As a result David Lean actually had 'Peter O'Toole (I)' return and re-record some of his dialog from more than 20 years previously.

*Director Cameo: [David Lean] the voice of the motorcyclist who yells, "Who are you?" across the Suez Canal (he is not, however, the actual motorcyclist).

*To film Omar Sharif's entrance through a mirage, Freddie Young used a special 482mm lens (holy shit!) from Panavision. Panavision still has this lens, and it is known among cinematographers as the "David Lean lens".

*During an appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962) in the 1970s, Peter O'Toole was describing just how long the movie took to make by referring to the scene when Lawrence and Gen. Allenby, after their meeting, continue talking while walking down a staircase. According to O'Toole, part of the scene had to be reshot much later, "so in the final print, when I get to the bottom of the stairs, I'm a year older than I was when I started walking down them."

Friday, March 24, 2006

Miss Lithwick Tells You What You Need to Know

In a move long over due, I just added Dahlia Lithwick to the list at the right. She's one of my two favorite columnists in the world. She writes about law and the Supreme Court in a way that is interesting and understandable for anyone. Her stuff is always up to the minute, likeable, and worth reading. now if slate would only put her articles in podcast form.

...Oh, as for Ms. Lithwick, our pal Gorj. has the secret hots for her and wishes they were married.

So Awesomely Free!

Things are so awesome and free for democracy in Afganistan since the Taliban got kicked out! I mean, their laws are relaxed now that Mr. Abdul Rahman is going to be executed for being a Christian! Good thing we helped to bring them all the way into the 3rd century!


Ok, maybe that's a bit much, but they're in the 'elite eight' and i'm pulling for Memphis to win the whole NCAA Basketball tournament! next up? UCLA. Memphis beat them earlier this season...time to do it again!

Monday, March 20, 2006

Sidenote: Miss. State Baseball is Perfect!

In what is the best start in school history, the MSU Bulldogs are now 15-0, ranked No. 1, and the only college team in baseball that's still undefeated.


It seems the White House is unable to accept any fact they don't like...especially when they can just toss it:

Rewriting The Science - CBS News: "In a report, Piltz says Cooney added this line “… the uncertainties remain so great as to preclude meaningfully informed decision making. …” References to human health are marked out. 60 Minutes obtained the drafts from the Government Accountability Project. This edit made it into the final report: the phrase “earth may be” undergoing change made it into the report to Congress. Piltz says there wasn’t room at the White House for those who disagreed, so he resigned. "
Can piss off the donors.

Civil War

It's not just the old Iraqi Leaders saying Iraq has fallen into civil war. Our generals on the ground agree. Of course the president disagrees with this, which means one of two things (and i don't know which is the bigger problem)--Either the generals aren't being straight with the President or the President isn't being straight with us. (see link above)

Sunday, March 19, 2006

One of the Horse's Mouths

OK, not everybody thinks Iraq is in a civil war. I think what makes a difference on how people see this is just what qualifies as a 'civil war' to the person talking. In the last week i've come to think there is a civil war going on now. we're seeing 50+ killed a day and almost that many kidnapped a day doesn't sound like peace.

Former Iraq PM: 'We Are In Civil War' - CBS News: (CBS/AP) Iraq is in the middle of a civil war, Iraq's former prime minister, Ayad Allawi, said in an interview with the British Broadcasting Corp. aired on Sunday.

Allawi said there was no other way to describe the increasing violence across the country.

'It is unfortunate that we are in civil war. We are losing each day as an average 50 to 60 people throughout the country, if not more,' Allawi told the BBC. 'If this is not civil war, then God knows what civil war is.'

Follow the Ball

Its just so need to watch this. it makes me feel better when I do.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

WOW! it's looking up!

Things are going so well in Iraq that just today we had to launch the largest airstrike since the invasion.

Abu Ghraib Files - News has published ALL of the Abu Ghraib photos which have been revealed to date as well as 19 of the videos which were filmed. You do not have to look far to see that there have been a number of people involved which have not been held accountable, not the least of which is the leadership at that prison...the ones that sanctioned what was going on there.

Every one should see these but none are easy on the eyes. I'm tired of Americans that shame America. view discretion is advised.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Mr. Mooch: Hard at Work

Lucky for me, My law partner--Mr. Mooch--handled a few things around the office for me today.

The Constutition...or the Bible? by Bert Bigelow

Sent to me by my pal Madcapadam:

On Wednesday, March 1st, 2006, in Annapolis
at a hearing on the proposed Constitutional
Amendment to prohibit gay marriage, Jamie
Raskin, professor of law at AU, was requested
to testify.

At the end of his testimony, Republican Senator
Nancy Jacobs said: 'Mr. Raskin, my Bible says
marriage is only between a man and a woman.
What do you have to say about that?'

Raskin replied: 'Senator, when you took your
oath of office, you placed your hand on the Bible
and swore to uphold the Constitution. You did
not place your hand on the Constitution and
swear to uphold the Bible.'

The room erupted into applause.

Security Clearance Rules May Impede Gays - Yahoo! News

Evidently straight people have an unbelievably good record at not selling out the country:

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration last year quietly rewrote the rules for allowing gays and lesbians to receive national-security clearances, drawing complaints from civil rights activists.

The Bush administration said security clearances cannot be denied "solely on the basis of the sexual orientation of the individual." But it removed language saying sexual orientation "may not be used as a basis for or a disqualifying factor in determining a person's eligibility for a security clearance."
Of course it can be argued that a closeted homosexual can easily be blackmailed (and this has long been the real concern). Does this mean we should only clear the openly gay?

Swirly says: "Well, mitt romney's out!"

Mitt Romney is the GOP governor of Massachusetts. He wants to be President and he JUST scored 2nd place in a Straw Poll held in Memphis, TN (behind local Senator Bill Frist). things were looking good, but after this story I just don't know. from the AP:

The governor acknowledged that same-sex couples have a legitimate interest in adopting children, but he said the services Catholic Charities provides are more important than maintaining a faith-blind law.
Sorry mitt. you need to understand. you're in the GOP now. The REAL GOP, not whatever crap passes for the GOP in Massachusetts, and the REAL GOP likes their gays only one way: hated. Sorry Mitt, I have to agree with Swirly. You don't hate gays enough to win over your constituency.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006


Should we say he's trying to cut and run if HE wants out of Iraq? there is no policy, only politics.

President Bush vowed for the first time yesterday to turn over most of Iraq to newly trained Iraqi troops by the end of this year, setting a specific benchmark as he kicked off a fresh drive to reassure Americans alarmed by the recent burst of sectarian violence. Bush, who until now has resisted concrete timelines as the Iraq war dragged on longer than he expected, outlined the target in the first of a series of speeches intended to lay out his strategy for victory.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Is that So?

WELL NOW, it seems that the mayor went on a little getaway to the Bahamas, took 2 body guards, and let the city pay $1,842 (EACH) bill for them to make the trip (all three). I wonder if there's anything else we can do for him.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Son House - Death Letter Blues

I got a letter this morning.
How do you think it read?

It said 'Hurry Hurry'
The gal you love is dead.

Putting a Face with the Infamous Picture

Everyone should read this.

YouTube - Crazy Dog

Talk about Getting PISSED at yourself.

Lord Almighty

I DREAMED of being like this guy when i was about 5 years old...i mean, anyone could train hard and one day use their powers for good...right? (click and watch)

Robot Dance

Ok, watch the 2nd kid. clearly the nerdiest kid in class has been practicing.

Another Drop in the Polls?

OK, get this:

Nearly four out of five Americans, including 70 percent of Republicans, believe civil war will break out in
Iraq — the bloody hot spot upon which Bush has staked his presidency. Nearly 70 percent of people say the U.S. is on the wrong track, a 6-point jump since February.

I was listening to someone in the press the other day. they were being asked about why they don't report the 'good stories' about Iraq. She asked "what do you think is more newsworthy: a new school opening up or 100 killings a day and 30-50 kidnapings a day? Can you imagine what the press would be like here if that was happening...DAILY!?

Friday, March 10, 2006

Bush Goes on Offensive To Explain War Strategy

Bush Goes on Offensive To Explain War Strategy: President Bush plans to begin a series of speeches next week again explaining the administration's strategy for winning the war in Iraq, as the White House returns to a familiar tactic to allay growing public pessimism about the war that has helped keep the president's approval rating near its historic low.
GOSH, I hope so. he can't help but dig himself further into the hole by saying the SAME THING THAT DIDN'T WORK one more time.

Condi Should Think These Things Through.

At a congressional hearing, Condi Rice said:

We may face no greater challenge from a single country than from Iran, whose policies are directed at developing a Middle East that would be 180 degrees different than the Middle East we would like to see developed.
So, did she decide this before or after we made Iraq into a friendly Surrogate of Iran?

ASTOUNDING : O'Connor Decries Republican Attacks on Courts

Former US Sup. Ct. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor speaks out against GOP attacks against the judiciary and likens the behavior to dictatorships.

ASTOUNDING : O'Connor Decries Republican Attacks on Courts

Former US Sup. Ct. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor speaks out against GOP attacks against the judiciary and likens the behavior to dictatorships.

WLBT 3 - Jackson, MS: Mayor Melton and the Vidal Sullivan Controversy

Mayor Fakes it for the cameras.

Thursday, March 09, 2006


Seems a 28 yr old former white house staffer is now in charge of a policy committee that puts togetherexpert advice on homeland know, little thinks like terrorist attacks, wmd, etc.

sleep tight. we're all safe now.

The Formula

the President's crack Iraq planners have this whole war/occupation/nation building thing down to a science...down to a formula.


Mississippi may soon pass its own anti-abortion bill. Here's where it gets interesting. the democrat author of the bill said that the GOP try to beat up moderates and dems to rally around this issue. now he wants to see them rally around what the DEMOCRATS did. basically, this is saying this bill was coming anyway, so GOP...we're stealing your thunder bc YOU couldn't get an abortion bill passed but dems could.

hmm...since the law itself is moot (unconstitutional) this may prove shrewd. Another tag on by Dem. Committee Chair Steve Holland (Rep. - Plantersville): a requirement that women turned away from abortion get the benefit of state money to help support their child until that child turns 19. he states, “Our GOP buddies are interested in life from conception to birth, but we Democrats are interested in giving them a good foundation until they’re on their own so we put that in the bill. Let the Republicans vote it down if they want to,”


Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Frist Announces Flag Vote

You can tell the GOP want to talk about ANYTHING else other than what they're bungling this week when they break out the Flag Burning Amendment.



WHAT a neat honor! Ribs is one of my favorite cartoonists. I have a painting of his over my desk.

Natalie Portman Drops it Like Rock

Man, SNL has been on a TEAR lately. watch the video.

Monday, March 06, 2006

The Simpsons Come To Life - UPDATED!!


See the Intro to "The Simpsons" done in real-life.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

So, You're Amazed by a Paintbrush?


Click above and watch. its pretty amazing.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

No Freakin' Way

Who could have known?

Two highly classified intelligence reports delivered directly to President Bush before the Iraq war cast doubt on key public assertions made by the president, Vice President Cheney, and other administration officials as justifications for invading Iraq and toppling Saddam Hussein, according to records and knowledgeable sources.

Now THAT's the Voice I want for my TV ads


Not Good

There was a giant HCl spill today. Not good at all.


Do you remember this? god i do! click on the link and check out the 'evidence'. heh. oh yeah, look who's been hangin with Osama on that Poster!


Feds are prosecuting Forrest County (MS) Sheriff Billy McGee for taking 2 FEMA ice trucks adn giving their contents to locals during the Katrina disaster. a national guardsman tried to stop him...she sheriff cuff'd him and went back to work.

McGee is a Democrat.

By "Fully Investigated," you mean "We're Lying"...Gotcha

The Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff claimed that when the United Arab Emirates wanted to take over 6 of our ports, they were fully investigated. Well, you know, by that he means...well...

They weren't.

The deal IS part of a free trade deal the White House (and its international business supporters) is working on right now. As you recall, there was some alarm over the idea of another Nation taking over the management of our Ports, particularly another nation with ties to 9/11, one the few nations that recognized Al Qa'ida, and one of the major conduits for funding to the Taliban.

Of course THEY don't need to be investigated for Terrorist ties. As you know, the president didn't even know about the deal until it was making a stink in the news. before investigating it himself, he announced that he'd veto any attempt to stop the deal. Now think about that. He's ready to drop the first Veto of his PRESIDENCY over a deal he didn't even KNOW ABOUT 24 hours beforehand.

Some have noted (particularly the president) that these ports were previously run by foreigners (the british). Now i'm gonna spare you the obvious differences between the UAE and the UK, but i'll point out something that many are glossing over: Its not that this company is run/owned by foreigners. its that it is an arm of the United Arab Emirates--the NATION itself. This isn't just handing the ports to another company, it's handing the ports to another COUNTRY.

With ties to terrorism.

Without one investigation to see if this is a problem.

I'm telling you, America has no President.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Click Here for the Tape

The White House leaked some transcripts from daily FEMA conference calls to show how engaged the president was in the days after the storm hit. it was an attempt to offset his previous lack of interest before people started dying. Earlier this week on ABC's Nightline, Bush claimed he didn't realized Katrina Victims were suffering until he saw them on TV screaming.

I totally believe that.

Oh, and as for those transcripts...those were the ones the
White House has previously kept away from the Congressional Investigation into the matter. Its pretty bad when you have to use documents you hid in order to try to save your ass.

Fox News: Out of Its Damn Mind

Seriously. I guess its the liberal media.

The Fix is IN, or...Welcome to Your American Theocracy

After Sam Alito was confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice, it seems he thanked his lucky stars. And, by lucky stars, i mean James Dobson, religious zealot of Focus on the Family. Get ready for some of that ole time (state sanctioned) religion around the courthouse!

"We Are Fully Prepared"

The AP has film of Bush during the last Pre-Katrina meeting on Aug. 29. It shows a President and a White House that was fully aware of the dangers facing New Orleans. His comments were: "I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees". The newly released tape shows them speaking in detail about what was to come and what they later claimed there was no way they could have expected. The AP has caught the president in a lie. red handed. on tape. this sort of negligent behavior is beyond irresponsible...perhaps criminal.

WASHINGTON - In dramatic and sometimes agonizing terms, federal disaster officials warned
President Bush and his homeland security chief before Hurricane Katrina struck that the storm could breach levees, put lives at risk in New Orleans' Superdome and overwhelm rescuers, according to confidential video footage.

Bush didn't ask a single question during the final briefing before Katrina struck on Aug. 29, but he assured soon-to-be-battered state officials: 'We are fully prepared.'


_Homeland Security officials have said the "fog of war" blinded them early on to the magnitude of the disaster. But the video and transcripts show federal and local officials discussed threats clearly, reviewed long-made plans and understood Katrina would wreak devastation of historic proportions. "I'm sure it will be the top 10 or 15 when all is said and done,"
National Hurricane Center's Max Mayfield warned the day Katrina lashed the Gulf Coast.

We are talking about a knowing disregard here. a betrayal of the most basic job of the President. At best he was asleep at the wheel. AT BEST.

Know who looks best on the video? Ex-FEMA chief Brown.

"We're going to need everything that we can possibly muster, not only in this state and in the region, but the nation, to respond to this event," Brown warned. He called the storm "a bad one, a big one" and implored federal agencies to cut through red tape to help people, bending rules if necessary.

"Go ahead and do it," Brown said. "I'll figure out some way to justify it. ... Just let them yell at me."

If they KNEW the Southern states were about to be hit with, perhaps, the nations greatest natural disaster of all time...and didn't have one question...well, I have to ask: Who's really in charge here? Because Jr. seems to be play acting President. how can the man truly leading this nation sit there in this briefing, before this disaster and have not ONE question? not ONE comment?

America has no President.