Sunday, March 26, 2006

George Allen for President? NFW!

George Allen thinks his job in the Senate is boring. Poor baby. The New York Times says,
George Allen makes little secret that he is bored with life in the Senate.

"I made more decisions in half a day as governor than you can make in a whole week in the Senate," Senator Allen said earlier this month as he dashed into a recent Republican fund-raiser in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Over eggs and hash browns with a Republican crowd in Davenport, he lamented about being in the Senate, "It's too slow for me."
Unfortunately, those decisions he made as governor weren't that great. Mark Warner had to clean up his budget mess. But then Republicans love to whip out the credit card. Yep, George Allen is a credit card conservative. He also thinks he's
"a common-sense Jeffersonian conservative," which loosely translates into the Reagan credo of getting government off people's backs. "I trust free people and free enterprise," he says. "I don't like meddling, nanny or oppressive government."
Except he likes government meddling in the bedroom and gynecologist's office. The man has a record supporting the interests of the National Right to Life Committee and the Christian Coalition 100% of the time. If that doesn't convince you that he's a wingnut, check out his voting record vis-a-vis unConcerned Women of America(100%) and the John Birch Society (80%). As far as those rumors about racism, check out his record on civil rights. And he treats veterans like shit. The only thing Jeffersonian about George Allen is race relations. For some reason, Thomas "Wall between church and state" Jefferson would not have a 100% Christian Coalition voting record.
Fiscal conservatives seem to like him, but social conservatives are uneasy. "He's got a good voting record," said Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council, "but the question is how committed is he."
I am beginning think fiscal conservative means borrow and spend and has nothing to with actual fiscal sanity or responsibility. Dude have you actually checked his voting record? GEORGE ALLEN IS A FREAKING SOCIAL CONSERVATIVE!! He may run away from the label, but he belongs to the Jesus Freak crowd, they own him. Ask Tully Satre about Allen being a social moderate. George Allen is beholdened to the people who have no problem with unregulated gun ownership but think masturbation and sex toys will lead to the collapse of western civilization. I have news for them, they can have my jackrabbit when they pry it from my cold dead hands. (Hat tip: AMERICAblog) BTW, I think that Tony Perkins is helping George Allen run away from his social conservative record.

So anyhow, back to fisking:
Stuart Rothenberg, the editor of a nonpartisan political newsletter, has said that if Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush were put into a blender, you would come out with George Allen.
George Allen is the perfect combination of senility and stupidity! It's not manimals you need to be afraid of it's Reagan-Bush hybrids you need to be afraid of. Maybe that's why he's campaigning for his re-election to the Senate in Iowa, New Hampshire and anywhere but Virginia.

So who can save Virginia (and America) from George Allen? Who can save George Allen from six more boring years? James Webb! You can donate here at Act Blue.


Saturday, March 25, 2006

Write like BenDo day

Today at Oliver Willis, it's write like Ben Domenech day. I posted a sample of my post in the comments. Can you guess who wrote this original passage?
This is a blog for the majority of Americans.

Since the election of 1992, the extreme political right has fought a losing battle. Their views on the economy, marriage, abortion, guns, the death penalty, health care, welfare, taxes, and a dozen other major domestic policy issues have been exposed as unpopular, unmarketable and unquestioned losers at the ballot box.

Republicans who have won major elections since 1992 have, with very few exceptions, been the ones who distanced themselves from the shrieking denizens of their increasingly extreme base, soft-pedaled their positions on divisive issues and adopted the rhetoric and positions of the left -- pro-free market, pro-business, pro-faith, tough on crime and strongly in favor of family values.

Yet even in a climate where Democrats hold command of every branch of government, and advocate views shared by a majority of voters, the mainstream media continues to treat blue state Americans as equines in the mist - an alien and off-kilter group of suburbanites about which little is known, and whose natural habitat is a discomforting place for even the most hardened reporter from the Washington Post.

While the mainstream media has been slow to recognize the growth in liberal America, smart Republicans have not. Former Virginia Governor George Allen and Rick Santorum are not alone in recognizing that the unhinged elements of their base, motivated by partisan rage, Bill O'Reilly conspiracies and a pronounced feeling of victimhood have dragged down the Republican Party for far too long. It's a political anchor apotheosized by the founders of right wing websites World Net Daily and NewsMax. Smart Republicans recognize that if they continue to be the party of George W. Bush, the floor may be nonexistent.

The reason there are political openings for these neo-triangulation strategies, however, is almost entirely the fault of Democratic leadership. On issue after issue, Democrats have given in to the wisdom of the MSM and the beltway talking heads instead of listening to their constituents and the liberal political base. On the size of government, on immigration and on issues of federal power, Democrats have adopted the same Washington strategies that doomed the Republicans in the 2006 cycle. They've grown fat and happy on pork contracts, and forgotten why they were sent to this town in the first place

Blue America's citizens are the political majority. They're here to stay. It's time to start paying attention to what they believe and why.

Click on the title for original source.


Dear Washington Post editor

I noticed that your social conservative blogger resigned amid allegations of plagiarism. Why did you hire him? Were you trying to attract a specific reader? Were you trying to get the readership of the extremist, unprofitable, cult connected, Washington Times? Or do you want to be the DC Examiner? A free newspaper that no one wants?

Are you doing it to satisfy whiners like Brent Bozell? Or are you kissing up to Karl Rove? NEWSFLASH: PRESIDENT BUSH IS NOT A POPULAR PRESIDENT!!! Jim Brady needs to read his own newspaper. The Washington Post needs to do its job. Remember Watergate? Back in the good old days when newspapers actually spoke truth to power? We have a president who is the worst.president.ever and you do not your job to point that out to the American people. So stop being a stenographer for Scott McClellan, and go out and do some actual investigative reporting. Maybe if you stopped kissing up to the idiot in the White House and the religious extremists that support him, your circulation would improve.

Why would you want to emulate newspapers that do not have a proven business model? If I wanted to read bigoted opinions from a copy cat, I would read the Washington Times, or go to World Nut Daily, or NewsMax. I do not think a respected newspaper that I link to should have such narrow minded people on its blogs. I read the Washington Post for well thought out, insightful articles. Leave the ad hominem attacks to the bloggers, that's what we're good for.


Words to live by

From Atrios/Eschaton I learn that the Dixie Chicks rock! I really like the chorus:
I’m not ready to make nice
I’m not ready to back down
I’m still mad as hell and
I don’t have time to go round and round and round
It’s too late to make it right
I probably wouldn’t if I could
‘Cause I’m mad as hell
Can’t bring myself to do what it is you think I should

Oh and BenD. quits the red state blog at the Washington Post.

Never quit, never back down and don't make nice with the wingnuts. They don't make nice with us.


Friday, March 24, 2006

Friday catblogging

Finally a decent picture of Lee.
Taken with a Motorola RAZR.
And he hates plagiarizing wingnuts.


Thursday, March 23, 2006

The smell of burning wingnut in the morning

I love the smell of imploding wingnut in the morning.

And read his latest (and maybe last) post about minority Republicans. I guess he only likes black people who agree with him. After all, this is someone who called Martin Luther King Jr, and Corretta Scott King communists. But what do you expect from a home-schooled, college dropout? Plagiarism? That's a pretty good guess.



Monday, March 20, 2006

One big unhappy family

Newsweek has a story about polygamists fighting for decriminalization of polygamy. The article says that if gay marriage is recognized, why shouldn't polygamy be recognized? Personally, I don't care about polygamy provided all the members of the polygamist marriage are consenting adults and all the individuals involved know about the other members of the plural marriage. However, the reality of polygamy is quite different from two homosexuals getting married in Massachusetts. The gay couple are two consenting adults who enter into marriage willingly. In polygamist marriages, the brides are not adults but are barely teenage girls. The groom and brides are often related, the result is the genetic birth defects that come from inbreeding. Polygamy also leads to a surplus of young men who must be disposed of. After all, you can't have young studs competing with the old men for the fillies. These young men do not have more than an 8th grade education, the girls only get a 4th grade education. The illiterate are responsible for homeschooling the children.

Even though polygamy meets the "traditional" marriage model more than gay marriage. Several of the patriarchs in the Bible had multiple wives. One must look at how polygamy affects individuals and the reality of it before saying it is the equivalent of gay marriage. Decrimalizing polygamy would say that incest and pedophilia are protected under the First Amendment. Unfortunately, the Newsweek article ignores this reality.

UPDATE: I noticed that the article said polygamy activists are fighting for decrimalization, not legalizing polygamy. There is a difference, decriminalization means that legal authorities cannot prosecute polygamists. Legalization would mean that the parties involved would have to get marriage licenses, have a ceremony performed by a judge or other legally authorized person. Getting a marriage license and having a marriage certificate is part of the process to verify that the people entering into marriage are legally able to get married. Decriminalization would allow the institutionalized molestation of young girls to continue. The polygamous system set up by the polygamous cults in Utah treats women and girls as property and as a reward for "good behavior". If you want more information, click here or here for another cult.


Sunday, March 19, 2006

They said what?

Yes, even though it is perceived that the Democrats have no agenda, the Republicans are even worse. See the Republicans don't want you to see their real agenda, which is
an agenda based on four "silos": national security, retirement security, economic security and energy.

Let's see how that's working out.
National Security: well there's that bad flashback from the 1960's that we're having right now. I've been hearing some saber rattling against Iran, and Tehran is laughing at us right now, saying "you and what army are going to make me give up my nukes?"
Retirement security: privatizing social security went over like a lead balloon. Oh, it's repealing the estate tax, so how does that help a retiree be secure since it's paid after a person is dead. Repealing the estate tax is a welfare program for rich kids, not retirees.
Economic security: Are you better off today than you were in 2000? I didn't think so. How long has it taken the stock market to recover since the dot-com bust? Has it ever recovered?
Energy: the price of gas has gone up how much? Well, I did appreciate that $1100 dividend my energy mutual fund paid into my 401K plan.

Well the four pillars were a bust. So what do you have Mr. Closetboy?
"If you are someone who favors small government," Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman said, "you're going to have a clear choice between someone who has cut taxes every year in office, who believes you ought to own your own health care . . . and who plans to cut the deficit over five years versus people who have consistently supported more spending, have opposed tax cuts and who oppose patients owning their own health care. The question is, who's on your side for reducing the size of government?"

Answer: not the Republicans, the last time we had a balanced budget and/or a surplus was when Clinton was in the White House and Clinton was....A DEMOCRAT!!! And 65% of Americans want Universal health coverage even if it means higher taxes. Damn, the Closetboy is out of touch with America.

Well, the GOP will have its old reliable wedge issues. It doesn't matter what Americans really want as long as marriage is saved from gays. Because marriage is a 5000 year old institution that hasn't changed at all from the days of Abraham. We know that Lynn Cheney and Laura Bush regularly pimp out their housekeepers to their husbands for sexual and procreative purposes. I wonder how much aWol paid Mr. Welch for Laura. Then there is that old fallback of abortion. How many GOP candidates are going to actually answer the question "What penalty should women who get an abortion pay?" They want to blame the doctor, but it takes a pregnant woman to terminate a pregnancy. Get ready to watch some duck and dodge.


Sacrificing National Security for Ideology

Hat tip to Pandagon, Battlepanda.

Security clearance rules about the eligibility of gays to get clearances have been revised. The old rule said
sexual orientation “may not be used as a basis” for denying clearances or determining whether individuals should be eligible to access classified information unless it could make them vulnerable to coercion or exploitation.

The new rule says
security clearances cannot be denied “solely on the basis of the sexual orientation of the individual.”

If sexual behavior is “strictly private, consensual and discreet,” that could lessen security concerns, according to the regulations that came as part of an update to clearance guidelines distributed in December.

It doesn't look that different, but you have to remember who the Repuglican base is. They don't like gays. The base is deeply religious, conservatives like Robert Hanssen. (Yes, I like to throw Robert Hanssen in the faces of conservatives who accuse me of being unpatriotic)
The reason why sexual preference should not be the only reason to deny a security clearance is,
Information on motivation is broken down by categories commonly used when describing espionage offenders, although it is always difficult to know what was really going on in a person’s head. One individual may have more than one motivation, so the following percentages do not add up to 100%.

Money (either need or greed) was a motivating factor in 69% of the cases, and it was apparently the sole motive in 56%. Disgruntlement or revenge toward employer or some other person or situation was a motive in 27%, and ideology a motive in 22%. Ideology includes beliefs and sympathies resulting from cultural affinity (common ethnic or national background). A desire to please a friend or family member was a motivating factor in 17% of cases, many of them cases in which the spy was recruited by the friend or family member. Twelve percent were attracted by what they perceived as the thrills or excitement of becoming a spy, while 4% were drawn by a compelling need to be recognized and feel important. Only 5% were coerced. Thrills or excitement and need for recognition were, in most cases, supporting rather than primary motivations. Information is available for all 150 cases.Source:

As far as blackmail is concerned,
Sixty-four percent of the spies took the initiative in volunteering their services to a foreign intelligence service. Fifteen percent were recruited by a friend or family member, most of whom had themselves volunteered, while only 22% were recruited on the initiative of a foreign intelligence service. These percentages differ for different groups. For example, 71% of all military offenders were volunteers, versus 57% for civilians. Seven of the 12 women spies were recruited by a spouse or boyfriend. Information is available for 148 cases.
Notice that blackmail was not a reason for committing espionage.

The bottom line: Sexual behavior is not indicative of behavior of a security risk. The following are - alcohol and drug abuse, bad financial management and foreign interests. The security rules concerning homosexuality as a security risk were probably changed on the basis of faith and not reality.


Saturday, March 18, 2006

How corrupt can you get?

Hat tip to Watertiger.

Advance men for the President's visit to the hurricane ravaged Gulfcoast, posed at first as Fox News reporters then as Secret Service agents. I don't know about a government official posing as a journalist, but I do know that impersonating a federal law enforcement officer is a crime. But this isn't the first time a GOP operative impersonated a member of the Secret Service. Where do you think all those adoring crowds aWol draws comes from?

As far as the "victims" are concerned,
Akins said she does not mind that the men temporarily misled her about their identities.

"What could they do?" she said. "They couldn't walk up and tell us who they were, because then we would have been a lot more suspicious about the president coming."

"We didn't know" about Bush's visit "until about an hour before the president actually got there," she added. "I think they handled it great."

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the last of the drinkers of the bullshit-flavored kool-aid.


< snark >I am so glad George W. Bush is our president< / snark >

I guess he thinks if he says the same things over and over again, his approval rating will improve. The only problem is, he calls for sacrifice and there is no actual sacrifice for the majority of Americans. Wake me up when he gets serious about this sacrifice thing in order to win the war on terra. You know, something like letting his tax cuts expire. After all, if Paris Hilton can't pass the ASVAB, the least she can do is help pay for the war. When I see Michelle Malign link to the Army's recruiting website, I will take his calls for fighting and sacrifice seriously.

Damn that spell checker correcting Malkin to Malign. I like it and I think I'm going to keep it.


Friday, March 17, 2006

More catvlogging

You can use as a video server to upload video to your blog. This was a video capture of my cats made by my digital camara. I really need to get a digital video camara.


Friday catvlogging - Cat on Ferret Action


Wednesday, March 15, 2006

We have always been at war with Eastasia

That wonderful strategy of preemption that is working so well for us in Iraq has been reaffirm by the Bush Administration. Oh.My.Fucking.God. We are going to war with Iran.
Q: What is the Farsi word for Cambodia?
A: Iran
Of course this re-affirmation states that we can cut our allies in. Riigghhhtt....The coalition of the willing is jumping off the USS Quagmire faster than the speed of light. We're going to war with Iran with what Army? Bring on the draft. And for all those chickenhawks out there, draft dodging now an extraditable offense from Canada. But I'm sure the Republicans will find a way for their children to be exempt from the draft. After all, personal responsibility and national service is for chumps.


Is this woman crazy?

Rusty Yates plans to get married on Saturday to Laura Arnold. Is she crazy? If she isn't now she will be when he's finished with her. Yes, I do believe that Rusty Yates drove his ex-wife to insanity and was culpable in the murder of his children. There was something really creepy about him. The man is a rocket scientist and he continues to impregnate a woman with a history of post-partum psychosis. He left his children alone with psychotic woman. Instead of sending his children to a public school in order to give his mentally ill wife a break, he insisted that she home school them. Rusty Yates introduced Andrea to a minister who believed that if a woman was going to hell, her children would too. On the day of Andrea's sentencing, he was on Larry King's show and the Today Show. He wasn't at the sentencing to support Andrea or to see justice done for his kids, he was preening on TV.
And Laura Arnold thinks this man is going to be a good husband and father? I would say his track record doesn't say so.


Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Go Russ Go!! Kick some GOP ass.

Senator Russ Feingold made a move to censure President Bush. Who was with him? Not his fellow Democrats. Some were upset that it would make the Democrats look like radical extremists. WHO IN THE BUCKING HELL ARE THESE TIMID PANTYWAISTS LISTENING TO? Rush Limbaugh? Fox News? This idiot?
"The big question now," said Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.), "is how many of his Democrat colleagues will follow him over the cliff?"
John Cornyn (R-Box Turtle) who thinks terrorist attacks against judges are justified is calling the Democrats radical. Newsflash, these people are not working in the Democrat's best interests.
Hellooooo, Russ Feingold is trying to save the Democrats from following Joe Lieberman over the cliff. The Republicans have already gone off the cliff. He is trying to save our country from people like John Cornyn.

Do you think the Republicans would have given Clinton a break. NO!! They were relentless in attacking Clinton even though his approval ratings were 69% and 58% of Americans thought Ken Starr should have stopped his investigation. Why should we give a President with a >40% approval rating a break? He's drowning, throw him an anvil. Stop being so cautious, what are the Democrats afraid of? Actually taking back the Senate and the House?


Sunday, March 12, 2006

My nomination for the "Moron of the Week Award"

My nomination goes to the Westchase Community Association in Tampa Bay, FL. When Stacey Kelley, the wife of an Army Private, put up a "Support Our Troops" sign in her yard, the Homeowner's Association told her that she couldn't have the sign in her yard and that she would be fined $100/day if she didn't remove it. Apparently, the covenances state that only "For Sale" and "For Lease" signs are permitted, and nothing else.

The association's president, Daryl Manning, an Army reservist and Iraq War veteran, said he hoped that some compromise could be worked out... $1-per-day penalty for as long as the sign stays up. ARE YOU PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR FUCKING MINDS?

I agree with the fact that the sign is not permitted under the convenances, but where is their common sense? SCOTUS ruled that covenances are constitutional because HOA's are private associations and can impose rules for the good of the community under freedom of association. But freedom of speech should not be trumped by freedom of association.

One solution mentioned was that everyone in the community put up said signs, thus reestablishing a uniform community monotony. I lived in Florida a few years ago, and I think I have a good old-fashioned Florida-style solution: Flamingos.

What are Flamingos you ask? Simply put, a group such as a church group or PTA wants to raise money for a good cause, such as raising money to help to pay medical bills for a sick child in the congregation or school. People donate $X to put a "flock" of plastic flamingo lawn ornaments in someone's yard. In return, the person who has been "flocked" is asked to make a donation to have them removed. The flocked party is not required to make a donation, but it is generally understood that by not doing so, that person is "cheap." The flock is generally left there until the flocked party makes a donation.

I propose a Flamingo drive for a service or veteran's charity, such as the USO or the Disabled American Veterans. Every member of the homeowner's association board should have every square inch of their yards filled with flamingos. Flamingos should also be put in every community common area, such as in front of the HOA office, at the front gates to each of the several communities, the swimming pool... If the HOA wants peace and uniformity, then they should have to pay for it. Besides, I think pink is not an approved color...


Throw the anvil at them

Word of warning to the GOP, be careful what you wish for. Apparently, the national party is not very happy with the Republican controlled legislatures of South Dakota and Mississippi. Why? Because abortion is a good game to play with their evangelicanista base. The GOP denounces abortion and uses coded language about the Dred Scott SCOTUS decision to throw the evangelicanistas a bone. BTW, Dred Scott was not judicial activism because the 13th Amendment had not been added to the Constitution. But the evangelicanistas are so ignorant about the Constitution, it doesn't matter. Actually, the entire Constitution doesn't matter to the evangelicanistas because they really don't like the 1st Amendment or Article 6 either.

So now the majority of Americans are waking up to the fact the GOP is really out of touch with mainstream America and the GOP is scared. So do the Democrats take advantage of this and use the evangelicanistas as a wedge issue?
That does not mean, however, that Democrats are rushing to call attention to the Republicans' dilemma. In the upcoming midterm elections, the Democrats don't plan to spend a dime on ads highlighting the abortion issue, according to Rep. Rahm Emanuel, the savvy Chicago pol who heads the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. He wouldn't spell out the reasons, but a top party staffer (who declined to be quoted out of deference to his bosses) told NEWSWEEK: "These guys are gun-shy because they're used to getting clobbered on the issue."

When 60% of Americans disapproved of the Federal Government's intervention in the Terri Schiavo case last year, with the war in Iraq becoming a bad flashback from the 1960's the GOP has lost touch with the majority of Americans. Now is the time to go on the attack and throw the anvil at the drowning GOP.


Saturday, March 11, 2006

We're Screwed

WaPo has this story about the eerie parallels between Viet Nam and Iraq. It's being overshadowed by the Death of Milosevic. The architects of the Viet Nam War have some interesting things to say about Iraq:
"You cannot win against an insurgency that springs from the population," said Jack Valenti, former special assistant to President Lyndon B. Johnson. "There's never been an insurgency that doesn't prevail against a mighty power."

"It appears to me we haven't learned very much," said Alexander M. Haig Jr., Kissinger's assistant in the Nixon White House and secretary of state under President Ronald Reagan.

For all the debates about Vietnam, there was one thing that most every speaker agreed on. "The sorry odor of the same aromas that we found in Vietnam" can be detected in Iraq today, Valenti said. (emphasis mine)

I guess George W. Bush spent the 60's and 70's so stoned out of his head, that he couldn't remember what happened. Apparently, so did Dick Cheney. Now I would have expected this failure to learn the lessons of Viet Nam from a Generation X President, not a baby boomers like Bush and Cheney.

So how screwed are we?
Eventually, some of the panelists were asked: So what should the country do now about Iraq?

"I'm not smart enough to figure out how to get out of Iraq," Valenti said, "any more than I was smart enough to figure out how to get out of Vietnam."

Kissinger, the man whose administration eventually did withdraw U.S. troops, had no solutions either.

"I know the problem," he said, "better than the answer."

We know the problem, and apparently there is no solution. Apparently, getting us out of Iraq is going to be like finding the end of Pi.


Don't let the door hit you on your way to hell, and say hell-o to Franjo and Alija for me!

Slobodan Milosevic died peacefully in his sleep. In my opinion, that was a better death than he deserved. The victims of Srebinica and Vukovar weren't so lucky. Milosevic also murdered his own,
"What can I say," commented Vuk Draskovic, foreign minister of Serbia-Montenegro.

"Milosevic organized many many assassinations of people of my party, of people of my family. He ordered a few times assassination attempts against my life," he told wire services. "I can say it's a pity he didn't face justice in Belgrade."

Even thugs can have admirers,
Ivica Dacic, of Milosevic's Socialist Party, expressed a different view: "It's a big loss for Serbia and for the Socialist party. He was being systematically killed in the Hague and finally he died."

Milosevic's brother, Borislav Milosevic, said Slobodan "has a lot of supporters" among Serbs, "a lot of people who respect him. For them it will be a big blow," he told wire services. "I think that his memory will remain etched in history and everything he did for his country and for his people, resisting separatism and terrorism, and outside interference."

Hopefully, Milosevic's death will mean that the people of the former Yugoslavia will be able to put the recent past behind them and move on to a brighter and better future.


Friday, March 10, 2006

Friday Catblogging

Guest starring my Mom's cats.


Thursday, March 09, 2006

Not funny

This is not a prank. Unless you think burning down churches is funny in an Ann Coulter kind of way. Their dreams of moving to Hollywood will be postponed, oh well, there's always the productions that prisons put on in order to keep their inmate occupied.


I was wondering why I got that hit.

On 8th March 2006 13:36:48 I got a hit from the New York Times, I thought it was some rank and file employee. But via Atrios and Americablog I find out that a NYT reporter plans on doing a story about left wing bloggers in order to prove how crazy they are.

I was wondering why the NY Times was visiting my website. The funny thing, the referal didn't come from the Majority Report blog, but from this post at Parenthetical Remarks.

Mr. Nagourney,
If you are wondering why the left wing blogosphere is so angry, here are some reasons:
1. The overwhelming incompetence of George W. Bush, what kind of asshole goes to a birthday party, fundraisers, and gives a speech to the troops while an entire American city is destroyed?
2. We do not get any representation on any of the major news networks. With Chris Matthews, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, Ann Coulter and Kate O'Beirne all willing to give W a blow job and no one to say Ewwww.... about it. (And would one of them please give W. a blow job so we can impeach him?) When was the last time Hardball had an all liberal or all Democrat panel on its show? or what about the Sunday morning talk shows?
3. Our political party (the Democrats) are afraid of their own shadow. The hammering they get from the MSM doesn't help. When Slate writes this nonsense
Dean has an unfortunate knack for making himself the issue, even when, as lately, he's trying to maintain a low profile. His injudicious comment about the GOP being the party of white Christians was followed by his statement that "the idea that we're going to win this war is an idea that unfortunately is just plain wrong." Such gaffes lead to endless debate about how Howard Dean is screwing up, rather than about how Bush is screwing up.
SINCE WHEN IS TELLING THE TRUTH A GAFFE? No, the MSM is redirecting the debate by taking dictation from the GOP. The MSM is afraid of the dreaded L word, that's liberal, not lesbian. Let me tell you something, it's nothing to be ashamed of.
4. The GOP is a bunch of whiny ass titty babies who can dish it out but can't take it. Remember the Swift Boat veterans? How many times did that band of chickenhawks smear veterans who questioned how the administration uses our military. But when Howard Dean says something not even very negative, the MSM goes into convulsions. Or when someone says that George W. Bush is imcompetent. Helloooo? At least 60% of Americans believe that he is. Why is the news media so out of touch with America? And with the GOP the truth really hurts. Don't be afraid to be an equal opportunity sadist. There's conservatism and there's imcompetence, and Americans are beginning to believe they are one and the same. Like I said, the truth hurts the GOP.


Ignorance abounds

Via CPT Fogg's Human Voices, I see this story about Americans rejecting evolution in favor of the Biblical story of creation. After reading this, it is apparent that Americans are not only ignorant of science, but of the Bible as well. There are two versions of creation in the Bible. The two versions are different:
Conflicts between the creation stories: There are some apparent inconsistencies between the first and second creation accounts: There may be a conflict over the number of days over which creation happened. Genesis 1:3 and subsequent verses say that God created the universe in six days.
In Genesis 2:4, some translations, including the King James Version, imply that it took one day. More details:
- In the first account, God created fruit trees before Adam and Eve; in the second account, God created Adam, then the fruit trees, then Eve.
- In the first account, God created animals before Adam and Eve; in the second account, God created Adam. Then the animals, then Eve.
- Genesis 1:20 describes how God had "the waters bring forth ...fowl" ; in Genesis 2:19, God formed them "out of the ground".
- In the first account, God created the fish on the 5th day; in the second account, the fish of the sea were not created at all.

So if more than 50% of Americans believe that "God created man exactly how Bible describes it."? Which version do they believe?
I'd bet that majority of Americans don't realize that there are two versions of Noah's Flood and two versions of the Ten Commandments in the Bible as well. So much for being a Christian nation.


Wednesday, March 08, 2006

The Majority Report's "Great Blogger of the Week"

Here's the plug for our (Phinky's) blog on Monday's show. It was at the very end of the last hour. Looks like our ranting and "W" and Bill O'Reilly bashing is getting noticed by the big dogs out there.

We'll bitch about something else tomorrow. Sorry I haven't been posting in The Ministry of Truth for a while. I've been working hard with my school work so that I can hopefully graduate before my 40th birthday. (Like that's going to happen.) Other than that, this Outer Party brother has been under the weather and attending "reeducation" sessions. More to follow later on our brother site.


Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Tomorrow is International Women's Day

From Gratis at Gray Does Matter, tomorrow is International Women's Day. So in honor of IWD, I am linking to women bloggers in addition to those on my blog roll.
Ginmar's A View from a Broad
Princess Sparkle Pony
Bitch PhD

I am also highlighting the female bloggers who are on my blogroll:
Watertiger's Dependable Renegade
Moonbootica's Devize's Melting Pot
Petunia McGillicuddy's Palimpsest
Telfair's Six Ten Pine, the blog of an American expatriate in Australia.

So to all of them, Happy IWD!


Back to the Bad Old Days

I am sick and tired of assholes like Governor Rounds thinking my uterus is their property. What part of "it's my body and I will evict any unwanted tenants whether it's fetal tissue or a cancerous tumor" do they not understand? So what's next? Outlawing the Pill? Great, let's create more unwanted pregnancies. Let's have women die from illegal abortions. Do these assholes think that by outlawing abortion, it will magically disappear? It works for marijuana, cocaine and heroin.
Don't tell me the choice is made when I have sex. Do you want to punish me because I engage in sexual activity that you don't approve of? Or are you afraid God will punish us for my sex life? I thought God gave up the collective punishment thing, besides, if everyone gets smited, wouldn't the righteous go to heaven and I go to Hell? So what are they afraid of? Let me tell you something, I AM NOT GIVING UP SEX FOR YOUR SICK DESIRE TO CONTROL MY BODY!!!

p.s. Trolls beware, don't comment on my blog about the babies. Abortion is a private decision that should be made by a woman and her doctor. When we have universal health coverage, a safety net for young families, homelessness is eliminated, and all the children in foster care are adopted than we can talk about abortion.


A Belated Welcome

Welcome to all the visitors from Air America's Majority Report. Please have a look around, I will probably be posting something on South Dakota shortly. I usually blog about whatever irritates about what is going on in the world.

Thank you, Bill Scher of Liberal Oasis for featuring my blog. I'm sorry I missed Majority Report last night.


Sunday, March 05, 2006

Liveblogging the Oscars until Bedtime

8:20 The Academy handed out its first FU Oscar to the right wing by giving George Clooney best supporting actor.

Ben Stiller!!! In a green spandex jumpsuit.. Who gets Oscar for Visual Effects?
Now he's wearing a green spandex burka..
The winner is....King Kong!
And they couldn't do it without Andy Serkis

8:30 Reese Witherspoon. Animated Feature
Wallace & Grommit wins!! Matching bow ties, even for Oscar.

8:35That's it I'm going to bed. The Oscars always run so late on the East Coast.


Saturday, March 04, 2006

It's all my fault!

According to George from Anchorage, Alaska getting a certain assistant DA fired is all my fault. That's funny because the article doesn't mention my blog. In fact, none of the articles related to Regan's firing mentioned my blog. The only lefty blog who linked to me was Orcinus. My blog on average only gets about 20 hits a day. I am not an Atrios or a Kos or even Orcinus. Lately this blog has been getting more hits because I keep getting referals from and and (Cut and paste please, I am not providing them a link)then I get from pimping my cats on open threads on Atrios's blog.
It's odd because I only got one hit from this story and that person (you know who I am talking about) ran to a couple of forums and put a link to my blog in it because I did a simple google search and put the results in my blog.
Because of the extra hits and links, I have evolved from a slimy mollosk to a crawly amphibian. Too bad I don't have google ads anymore, I would have finally broken $100 in ad revenue. And I wasn't the only blogger who published his name and work address. But then, I guess some people don't realize how out of touch their ideas are to American society. That may be why Hollywood doesn't make movies glorifying white "perservationists".


States I have visited or lived in.

create your own visited states map
or check out these Google Hacks.

That's what happens when you move back and forth between the coasts. You get a lot of drive through time.

create your own visited countries map
or vertaling Duits Nederlands
At least I've visited every continent in the Northern Hemispere. And yes, one of my life's ambitions is to visit every continent on this planet. I did miss out on a free trip to the Horn of Africa in 1992. I must work on getting out more:(


Friday, March 03, 2006

Friday catblogging

Time to
catch up
on Friday


Someone finally saw the light.

It looks like the founder of Ave Maria, Florida has seen the light. Or at a minimum decided that religious tolerance was cheaper than litigation.
His ideas about barring pornography and birth control, he said, apply only to the Catholic university.

"There are a lot of misconceptions," Monaghan said Friday.
"I would say I just misspoke," Monaghan said Friday in an interview with The Associated Press. "The town will be open to anybody."

Monaghan had declined to comment earlier in the week, while his attorneys were reviewing legal issues surrounding his original ideas.

Which is a flip flop from what he said last year and proves my contention that tolerance is cheaper than litigation.


Thursday, March 02, 2006

Someone new linked to me!

This post attracted a lot of attention. This blog ( cut and paste please, I am not returning the favor of a link) calls me a terrorist. All because I believe a prosecuting attorney might have a conflict of interest in being a white power advocate and maybe his supervisor needs to know about it. Wouldn't someone with a bias towards a certain group of people maybe give them a pass? Isn't it be possible that falsified evidence could be used to convict an innocent person?

It's ironic that someone who believes in the same philosophy that Tim McVeigh did is calling me a terrorist. Considering that I have never threatened anyone with bodily harm or murder, except for that Worf post. That was a joke in the Ann Coulter kind of way. The real irony is that I am a counterterrorism analyst.


Wednesday, March 01, 2006

File this under d'uh

Pro-lifers want to reduce abortions by making them illegal right? Yes they do. of course it would never occur to them to reduce abortions by reducing unwanted pregnancies. Yet, I guess some people don't want their hard-earned tax dollars going to underwrite the recreational sex of poor women. So, instead of spending $30/month for a pack of birth control pills, the taxpayers get to spend a $1000/month to support a child born in poverty and continuing the cycle of welfare dependence. Oh, wait a minute, we don't want to support that poor child, so we make the mom get a minimum wage job without benefits. And who watches the kid while mom is a work at MickeyD's? Someone who plops the kid in front of a TV, so the kid doesn't get the stimulation he needs in order to be ready for kindergarten and elementary school. So the school system needs to hire someone to handle the remedial education for the kid so it can catch up with his peers. Then unable to catch up with its peers in school, the kid drops out of school and gets a McJob because it isn't qualified for any other job. Now the kid needs food stamps to supplement its meager income. So how much does that add up to? More than $30 a month.


Four years, five months, 18 days and counting

Detail of Mark Lombardi's george w. bush, harken energy, and jackson stevens c.1979-90, 5th version, (detail)
More spin from the chimp. He says that
Terence Hunt of the Associated Press: "I'd like to ask you, Mr. President, there was a time when you talked about getting Osama bin Laden dead or alive. Why is he still on the loose five years later? And are you still confident that you'll get him?"

Bush: "I am confident he will be brought to justice. What's happening is, is that we got U.S. forces on the hunt for not only bin Laden, but anybody who plots and plans with bin Laden. . . .

O.K...I'd believe you if you hadn't pulled troops from Afghanistan in order to invade Iraq. Why couldn't that Iraq thing wait until after bin Ladin was captured? Or is the reason why it's taken four years, five months, 18 days and counting is Osama is a friend of the family?? And the Taliban is resurgent in Afghanistan. Why can't a president be impeached for incompetence? Please, someone needs to take one for the country and give him a blow job ASAP!!

Mark Lombardi was an artist who became known for turning link analysis charts into works of art. He created his charts from a database kept on notecards. He did his link analysis the old fashioned way. More information about Mark Lombardi and his art.

Update: I made a mistake and accused the chimp of pulling troops from Iraq to invade Iraq. I made the correction to pull troops out of Afghanistan to invade Iraq.

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