April 30, 2006

 

How To Guarantee A Tax Audit


Stephen Colbert absolutely eviscerated George W. Bush and his failed presidency at the White House Correspondents Dinner last night. Click either pic to watch over 11 minutes of blistering truth (not truthiness):


Bush

Colbert


Update: Go give Stephen some thanks.

YouTube has Colbert's complete, unedited performance (in 3 parts) here. (Tough crowd or just a bunch of complete idiots, you decide.)

My favorite line from Colbert's routine:
"I stand by this man. I stand by this man because he stands for things. Not only for things, he has stood on things. Things like aircraft carriers and rubble and recently flooded city squares. And that sends a strong message, that no matter what happens to America, she will always rebound with the most powerfully staged photo ops in the world."
Colbert video courtesy of the most-excellent onegoodmove which also has Colbert's (overly long) "audition tape" for White House Press Secretary.

April 28, 2006

 

Living With War
(Click cover to listen to the entire album)

Pre-order the album here.

And here's a Krup-exclusive for your iPods, the song that's generating the most attention (but not the most powerful song on the album -- you'll have to listen to the whole thing to discover it for yourself):

Let's Impeach The President
Let’s impeach the president for lying
And leading our country into war
Abusing all the power that we gave him
And shipping all our money out the door
He’s the man who hired all the criminals
The White House shadows who hide behind closed doors
And bend the facts to fit with their new stories
Of why we have to send our men to war
Let’s impeach the president for spying
On citizens inside their own homes
Breaking every law in the country
By tapping our computers and telephones
What if Al Qaeda blew up the levees
Would New Orleans have been safer that way
Sheltered by our government’s protection
Or was someone just not home that day?
Let’s impeach the president
For hijacking our religion and using it to get elected
Dividing our country into colors
And still leaving black people neglected
Thank god he’s racking down on steroids
Since he sold his old baseball team
There’s lot of people looking at big trouble
But of course the president is clean
Thank God

 

And Speaking of Protest Music...


Bedazzled has The Clash appearance on Tom Snyder's Tomorrow Show which did not make it onto the excellent DVD. Click the pic for great music (The Magnificent Seven & This Is Radio Clash) and great TV (the hilarious interview with Tom):


The Clash

"What do we have for entertainment?
Cops kickin’ gypsies on the pavement
Now the news - snap to attention!
The lunar landing of the dentist convention
Italian mobster shoots a lobster
Seafood restaurant gets out of hand
A car in the fridge
Or a fridge in the car?
Like cowboys do - in t.v. land
"

April 25, 2006

 

ak47

From Yo La Tengo's website:
"They said it shouldn't be done, but we did it anyway. Starting in 1996, we've made an annual visit to WFMU during their fundraising marathon. People who pledge money to the station while we're on get to make a request, and we try to play it. And guess what? It's not that easy. Yo La Tengo Is Murdering the Classics is a 70-minute compilation drawn from 1996-2003, a Best-of, or Best-of-the-Worst, or Worst-of-the-Best, or . . . oh, what's the use, it's dreadful. No song titles will be provided, don't ask. Beautiful cover art by Adrian Tomine. Order at your own risk. No refunds."
Listen to them "murder" Meet the Mets (yes, Meet the Mets) by clicking the CD cover; buy the CD here and hear them "murder" everything from The Night Chicago Died to Roundabout. As always, you have been warned...


 

Great Googly Moogly

"I base a lot of my foreign policy decisions on some things that I think are true. One, I believe there's an Almighty. And, secondly, I believe one of the great gifts of the Almighty is the desire in everybody's soul, regardless of what you look like or where you live, to be free."
George W. Bush, explaining why we're all gonna die.
The Rude Pundit has more, if you think you can stomach it. And "The Spirit of Truth" has your God Almighty right here:

(Ridiculously NSFW. You have been warned.)

 
"Congress is pushing a law that would abandon the Internet's First Amendment -- a principle called "Network neutrality" that prevents companies like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast from deciding which Web sites work best for you -- based on what site pays them the most. Your local library shouldn’t have to outbid Barnes & Noble for the right to have its Web site open quickly on your computer.

Net Neutrality allows everyone to compete on a level playing field and is the reason that the Internet is a force for economic innovation, civic participation and free speech. If the public doesn't speak up now, Congress will cave to a multi-million dollar lobbying campaign by telephone and cable companies that want to decide what you do, where you go, and what you watch online."
Go here to find out what you can do. And go here for the MoveOn petition.

April 24, 2006

 

The Previously Owned Cars


The New Cars
(Click to watch The New Cars' first video)

Well, at least it isn't Devo 2.0...

April 21, 2006

 

Please, Can We Begin Impeachment Proceedings Now?




From Reuters:
The CIA had evidence Iraq possessed no weapons of mass destruction six months before the 2003 U.S.-led invasion but was ignored by a White House intent on ousting Saddam Hussein, a former senior CIA official said according to CBS.

Tyler Drumheller, who headed CIA covert operations in Europe during the run-up to the Iraq war, said intelligence opposing administration claims of a WMD threat came from a top Iraqi official who provided the U.S. spy agency with other credible information.

The source "told us that there were no active weapons of mass destruction programs," Drumheller said in a CBS interview to be aired on Sunday on the network's news magazine, "60 Minutes."

"The (White House) group that was dealing with preparation for the Iraq war came back and said they were no longer interested," he was quoted as saying in interview excerpts released by CBS on Friday.

"We said: 'Well, what about the intel?' And they said: 'Well, this isn't about intel anymore. This is about regime change'," added Drumheller, whose CIA operation was assigned the task of debriefing the Iraqi official...

"It just sticks in my craw every time I hear them say it's an intelligence failure," (Drumheller) told CBS. "This was a policy failure."

 

THE TRANSISTOR WIDOW (No. 015)


Untitled
Untitled, Will McRobb (2006)

 

Krup Hearts Neil Young


Neil discusses Let's Impeach The President:

"I'm feel like I'm exercising my right of free speech which is what our boys are fighting for the Iraqi people to have and I think if we take it away from the people here in the United States then we're taking a step really in the wrong direction...We all don't have to believe in what our President believes to be patriotic...This talk about a 9/11 mentality. No one, George Bush or anyone else, owns the 9/11 mentality. It belongs to the United States of America. It belongs to everyone who was sitting there with their family, watching those buildings get hit by those jets. It belongs to George Bush and his family, it belongs to John Kerry and his family, it belongs to me and my family, my American family. So, I have a post 9/11 mentality, it’s just not the same as George Bush’s."

Make sure you watch the entire video. The final exchange between the Showbiz Tonight host and the reporter is f'in classic.

(Video courtesy of livingwithwar.blogspot.com and Neil Young's official website.)

 

These Clowns Can't Do ANYTHING Right


Guard

From The Washington Post:
If only the White House hadn't given press credentials to a Falun Gong activist who five years ago heckled (visiting Chinese President Hu Jintao's) predecessor, Jiang Zemin, in Malta. Sure enough, 90 seconds into Hu's speech on the South Lawn, the woman started shrieking, "President Hu, your days are numbered!" and "President Bush, stop him from killing!"

Protester

Bush and Hu looked up, stunned. It took so long to silence her -- a full three minutes -- that Bush aides began to wonder if the Secret Service's strategy was to let her scream herself hoarse. The rattled Chinese president haltingly attempted to continue his speech and television coverage went to split screen.

"You're okay," Bush gently reassured Hu.

Okay?

But he wasn't okay, not really. The protocol-obsessed Chinese leader suffered a day full of indignities -- some intentional, others just careless. The visit began with a slight when the official announcer said the band would play the "national anthem of the Republic of China" -- the official name of Taiwan. It continued when Vice President Cheney donned sunglasses for the ceremony, and again when Hu, attempting to leave the stage via the wrong staircase, was yanked back by his jacket. Hu looked down at his sleeve to see the president of the United States tugging at it as if redirecting an errant child.

Hu

Then there were the intentional slights. China wanted a formal state visit such as Jiang got, but the administration refused, calling it instead an "official" visit. Bush acquiesced to the 21-gun salute but insisted on a luncheon instead of a formal dinner, in the East Room instead of the State Dining Room. Even the visiting country's flags were missing from the lampposts near the White House.

But as protocol breaches go, it's hard to top the heckling of a foreign leader at the White House.

 

Go Pink!


Pink

Pink performs "Dear Mr. President":


Who knew?
Dear Mr. President
Come take a walk with me
Let's pretend we're just two people and
You're not better than me
I'd like to ask you some questions if we can speak honestly

What do you feel when you see all the homeless on the street
Who do you pray for at night before you go to sleep
What do you feel when you look in the mirror
Are you proud

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye
How do you walk with your head held high
Can you even look me in the eye
And tell me why

Dear Mr. President
Were you a lonely boy
Are you a lonely boy
Are you a lonely boy
How can you say
No child is left behind
We're not dumb and we're not blind
They're all sitting in your cells
While you pave the road to hell

What kind of father would take his own daughter's rights away
And what kind of father might hate his own daughter if she were gay
I can only imagine what the first lady has to say
You've come a long way from whiskey and cocaine

How do you sleep while the rest of us cry
How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye
How do you walk with your head held high
Can you even look me in the eye

Let me tell you bout hard work
Minimum wage with a baby on the way
Let me tell you bout hard work
Rebuilding your house after the bombs took them away
Let me tell you bout hard work
Building a bed out of a cardboard box
Let me tell you bout hard work
Hard work
Hard work
You don't know nothing bout hard work
Hard work
Hard work
Oh

How do you sleep at night
How do you walk with your head held high
Dear Mr. President
You'd never take a walk with me
Would you

 

"Hey...you wanna see something (else) really scary? "


The Nuclear Bunker Buster
Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator

Bunker Buster
(Click to watch)

From the Union of Concerned Scientists:
"The Bush administration has reportedly considered using a nuclear 'bunker buster' against Iran's underground uranium enrichment facility at Natanz. Based on UCS analysis of the Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator (a similar but canceled weapon), thousands of innocent civilians could be killed—even though Natanz is more isolated than the target in our simulation."
To quote Gang of Four:
"In this land, right now, some are insane, and they're in charge."
Click the cover below to listen to Go Home Production's remix of the Gang of Four classic, To Hell With Poverty.


return the gift

April 20, 2006

 

All That Decidin' Can Take It's Toll



(or perhaps he's just drunk on power)

 
"George W. Bush's presidency appears headed for colossal historical disgrace. Barring a cataclysmic event on the order of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, after which the public might rally around the White House once again, there seems to be little the administration can do to avoid being ranked on the lowest tier of U.S. presidents. And that may be the best-case scenario. Many historians are now wondering whether Bush, in fact, will be remembered as the very worst president in all of American history."
I found this line from the article to be terribly sad:
"...the general public, having once given Bush the highest approval ratings ever recorded, now appears to be coming around to the dismal view held by most historians."
Sad that so many people could ever have been so ridiculously stupid.

April 19, 2006

 

My My, Hey Hey


Young

Some lyrics from Neil Young's forthcoming album, LIVING WITH WAR (courtesy of DownWithTyranny! "who" has a review of the entire record)
After the Garden:

Won't need no shadow man
Runnin' the government


Living With War:

Don't take no tidal wave
Don't take no mass grave
Don't take no smokin' gun
To show how the west was won
But when the curtain falls, I pray for peace
Try to remember peace


Shock And Awe:

Back in the days of shock and awe
We came to liberate them all
History was the cruel judge of overconfidence
Back in the days of shock and awe.
Thousands of children scarred for life
Millions of tears for a soldier's wife
Both sides are losing now...


Flags of Freedom:

Today is the day our younger son/Is going off to war...

Let's Impeach the President:

Let's impeach the president for lying
Misleading our country into war
Abusing all the power that we gave him
And shipping all our money out the door

 

"Hey...you wanna see something really scary? "*


truth
(Click to watch the trailer)

*Dan Aykroyd to Albert Brooks, Twilight Zone: The Movie

 

The "Decider"


decider
(Click to watch Pouty McShitfaced throw a hissy fit)

April 18, 2006

 

Imagine A World Without George W. Bush


...because with George W. Bush, there's a good chance the world might cease to exist:
President Bush refused on Tuesday to rule out nuclear strikes against
Iran if diplomacy fails to curb the Islamic Republic's atomic ambitions.

Imagine This, created by caltv who writes:
"The audio was produced by Waxaudio, I created a video for it by tracking down over 40 separate video clips from George Bush speeches, I lip synched these clips to the audio and interspersed them with footage from the original Imagine video, along with some Iraq war footage and some other bits and pieces."
(Video not exactly SFW)

Update: Digby beautifully summarizes why we're all so angry:
"Once again, I am stunned that the Republicans had the gall to foist this manchild on the United States of America --- and that so many Americans accepted it for so long. There's a lot of talk in the wingnutsphere about "Bush Derangement Syndrome" which says that we are all suffering form irrational hatred of Dear Leader. But it's not accurate. Bush is just a spoiled, deluded little boy, pushed into a job that was obvious to any sentient being would be too much for him. My righteous anger is for the big money pooh bahs like Dick Cheney who would gamble with this country's future by choosing a brand name in an empty suit for president. They proved that they can sell anything, I'll give them that. But as with their other colossal marketing success and business failure, Enron, the sales job couldn't cover the corruption and poor planning forever. Therefore, I blame the Republican Party more than little Junior. He's just a pathetic loser who believed his own hype --- responsible for his actions, of course, but not the mastermind."
and, THE Carl Bernstein thinks the time is NOW to begin Senate hearings on this corrupt, inept administration:
"How much evidence is there to justify such action?

Certainly enough to form a consensus around a national imperative: to learn what this president and his vice president knew and when they knew it; to determine what the Bush administration has done under the guise of national security; and to find out who did what, whether legal or illegal, unconstitutional or merely under the wire, in ignorance or incompetence or with good reason, while the administration barricaded itself behind the most Draconian secrecy and disingenuous information policies of the modern presidential era."

April 17, 2006

 

Disney Vault
(Click to watch the comic genius of Robert Smigel)

Programming Note: SNL's The Best of TV Funhouse airs 4.29.06, hosted by Ace (voice of Stephen Colbert) and Gary (voice of Steve Carell), a.k.a.:

Ace & Gary



April 16, 2006

 

This Has Nothing To Do With Easter



Stewart

I meant to post it last week. Sue me (and click the strip for more Ted Rall hi-larity).

April 15, 2006

 

"Masters" of War




Via Digby:
JIM CLANCY, CNN INTERNATIONAL ANCHOR: Well, Colonel Gardiner, from what you're saying, it would seem like military men, then, might be cautioning, don't go ahead with this (the military option to stop Iran from developing a bomb). But what are the signs that are out there right now? Is there any evidence of any movement in that direction?

SAM GARDINER, FMR. U.S. AIR FORCE COLONEL: Sure. Actually, Jim, I would say -- and this may shock some -- I think the decision has been made and military operations are under way.
DIGBY: I really think it's possible that Bush and Rummy have already got a secret war going on, one that has not been revealed to congress in any form. It's designed that way. Bush is not going to fire Rummy --- he can't. He's already committed himself to this thing. This could be the ultimate action of the unitary executive.
We are so screwed.

Update: Crooks and Liars has the video.


April 14, 2006

 

The Easter Bunny Hates You


My wife sent this to me. Should I be concerned?


April 13, 2006

 

This Is Your Brain On Drugs


ak47
"I voted for Bush, and I don't have anything to disapprove of...I think the results of what is happening [in Iraq] is disappointing, but it doesn't have to do with the President...I just think he underestimated where we were going."
- Dennis Hopper, with his 5th wife Victoria at New York's Soho House

April 12, 2006

 

At Least No One Was Shot In The Face





"Greeted with a loud chorus of 'boos' and some cheers, Vice President Dick Cheney threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Washington Nationals' Major League Baseball home opener on Tuesday."






Feel the love: Watch and listen here.

 

He Said It, Not Me


From Reuters:
A British Air Force doctor on trial for refusing to go to Iraq because he thought the war was illegal said on Wednesday he believed the United States was the moral equivalent of Nazi Germany.

Australian-born Flight Lieutenant Malcolm Kendall-Smith could face an unlimited jail sentence for disobeying an order to go to Iraq last year and four orders to prepare for his deployment, in the first British case of its kind.

"As early as 2004 I regarded the United States to be on a par with Nazi Germany as regards its activities in the Gulf," he told the court.

Prosecutor David Perry asked: "Are you saying the U.S. is the moral equivalent of the Third Reich?" to which Kendall-Smith replied "That's correct."

 

No! Really?


From Reuters:
US shelved evidence discounting Iraq's WMD: report
The Bush administration publicly asserted that two trailers captured by U.S. troops in Iraq in May 2003 were mobile "biological laboratories" even after U.S. intelligence officials had evidence that it was not true, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

On May 29, 2003, President George W. Bush hailed the capture of the trailers, declaring "We have found the weapons of mass destruction."

But a Pentagon-sponsored fact-finding mission had already concluded that the trailers had nothing to do with biological weapons, the Post reported, citing government officials and weapons experts who participated in the secret mission or had direct knowledge of it.

The Post said the group's unanimous findings had been sent to the Pentagon in a field report, two days before the president's statement.

Bush cited the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction as the prime justification for invading Iraq. No such weapons ever were found.
You don't think the President or anyone else in his administration LIED to us, do you?


April 11, 2006

 

It's Got A Good Beat And You Can Impeach To It


DJ Green Lantern's Impeach the President. Evil? Not really. Genius? Not quite. Irresponsible? Parts of it, perhaps. Worth a spin? Most Definitely (can we say "most definitely" or will we anger De La Soul?):


Green Lantern
(Click to play; NotSafeForWork)

(Thanks to reader D'miskis for the tip)

 

These Ain't Your Father's (?) Ken Dolls


Presenting Callum Hickey's Incredible Singing Dolls performing Motorhead's Ace of Spades in Edinburgh, Scotland:


Dolls
(Click to watch)

(Video courtesy of WFMU's Beware of the Blog)

April 10, 2006

 

I Could Use A Smile. How 'bout You?



Skateboard Dog

Talking Dog


Click pics to download "movies" (Windows Media files)

 

What She Said


Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez (by way of James Wolcott):
"New polls show that Americans, awash in anti-immigrant propaganda the last few weeks, have suddenly decided (thanks to CNN and most other irresponsible media outlets) to blame this nation's economic problems on...you ready for this? Illegal immigrants. That's right. I saw this coming. Propaganda 101.

If you had any doubt what this faux-debate on illegal immigration has been about, or who has orchestrated it, this poll tells you all you need to know. The Big Brown Alien Frenzy was created by right-wing think-tanks who have studied the strategies of dictators throughout time. They are purposefully and incorrectly using Latinos - and they have convinced the public that we are ALL illegal immigrants, even though 60 percent of us were born here and the majority of the other 40 percent are legal - as scapegoats and distractionary hate-targets so that no one pays attention to the real reason for our nation's economic destruction: George W. Bush and his idiotic fiscal policies."

April 08, 2006

 

Oh God, We're All Gonna Die!


Fantasy (courtesy of actor Slim Pickens as Maj. T.J. 'King' Kong, in director Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb):

Slim
"Well, boys, I reckon this is it - nuclear combat toe to toe with the Roosskies. Now look, boys, I ain't much of a hand at makin' speeches, but I got a pretty fair idea that something doggone important is goin' on back there. And I got a fair idea the kinda personal emotions that some of you fellas may be thinkin'. Heck, I reckon you wouldn't even be human bein's if you didn't have some pretty strong personal feelin's about nuclear combat. I want you to remember one thing, the folks back home is a-countin' on you and by golly, we ain't about to let 'em down. I tell you something else, if this thing turns out to be half as important as I figure it just might be, I'd say that you're all in line for some important promotions and personal citations when this thing's over with. That goes for ever' last one of you regardless of your race, color or your creed. Now let's get this thing on the hump - we got some flyin' to do."
Reality (courtesy of Seymour Hersh, in The New Yorker):
The Bush Administration, while publicly advocating diplomacy in order to stop Iran from pursuing a nuclear weapon, has increased clandestine activities inside Iran and intensified planning for a possible major air attack. Current and former American military and intelligence officials said that Air Force planning groups are drawing up lists of targets, and teams of American combat troops have been ordered into Iran, under cover, to collect targeting data and to establish contact with anti-government ethnic-minority groups. The officials say that President Bush is determined to deny the Iranian regime the opportunity to begin a pilot program, planned for this spring, to enrich uranium...

There is a growing conviction among members of the United States military, and in the international community, that President Bush’s ultimate goal in the nuclear confrontation with Iran is regime change. Iran’s President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has challenged the reality of the Holocaust and said that Israel must be “wiped off the map.” Bush and others in the White House view him as a potential Adolf Hitler, a former senior intelligence official said. “That’s the name they’re using. They say, ‘Will Iran get a strategic weapon and threaten another world war?’ ”

A government consultant with close ties to the civilian leadership in the Pentagon said that Bush was “absolutely convinced that Iran is going to get the bomb” if it is not stopped. He said that the President believes that he must do “what no Democrat or Republican, if elected in the future, would have the courage to do,” and “that saving Iran is going to be his legacy.”

One former defense official, who still deals with sensitive issues for the Bush Administration, told me that the military planning was premised on a belief that “a sustained bombing campaign in Iran will humiliate the religious leadership and lead the public to rise up and overthrow the government.” He added, “I was shocked when I heard it, and asked myself, ‘What are they smoking?’ ”...

In recent weeks, the President has quietly initiated a series of talks on plans for Iran with a few key senators and members of Congress, including at least one Democrat. A senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, who did not take part in the meetings but has discussed their content with his colleagues, told me that there had been “no formal briefings,” because “they’re reluctant to brief the minority. They’re doing the Senate, somewhat selectively.”

The House member said that no one in the meetings “is really objecting” to the talk of war. “The people they’re briefing are the same ones who led the charge on Iraq. At most, questions are raised: How are you going to hit all the sites at once? How are you going to get deep enough?” (Iran is building facilities underground.) “There’s no pressure from Congress” not to take military action, the House member added. “The only political pressure is from the guys who want to do it.” Speaking of President Bush, the House member said, “The most worrisome thing is that this guy has a messianic vision.”...

One of the military’s initial option plans, as presented to the White House by the Pentagon this winter, calls for the use of a bunker-buster tactical nuclear weapon, such as the B61-11, against underground nuclear sites. One target is Iran’s main centrifuge plant, at Natanz, nearly two hundred miles south of Tehran. Natanz, which is no longer under I.A.E.A. safeguards, reportedly has underground floor space to hold fifty thousand centrifuges, and laboratories and workspaces buried approximately seventy-five feet beneath the surface. That number of centrifuges could provide enough enriched uranium for about twenty nuclear warheads a year. (Iran has acknowledged that it initially kept the existence of its enrichment program hidden from I.A.E.A. inspectors, but claims that none of its current activity is barred by the Non-Proliferation Treaty.) The elimination of Natanz would be a major setback for Iran’s nuclear ambitions, but the conventional weapons in the American arsenal could not insure the destruction of facilities under seventy-five feet of earth and rock, especially if they are reinforced with concrete...

The attention given to the nuclear option has created serious misgivings inside the offices of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he added, and some officers have talked about resigning. Late this winter, the Joint Chiefs of Staff sought to remove the nuclear option from the evolving war plans for Iran—without success, the former intelligence official said. “The White House said, ‘Why are you challenging this? The option came from you.’ ”

The Pentagon adviser on the war on terror confirmed that some in the Administration were looking seriously at this option, which he linked to a resurgence of interest in tactical nuclear weapons among Pentagon civilians and in policy circles. He called it “a juggernaut that has to be stopped.” He also confirmed that some senior officers and officials were considering resigning over the issue. “There are very strong sentiments within the military against brandishing nuclear weapons against other countries,” the adviser told me. “This goes to high levels.” The matter may soon reach a decisive point, he said, because the Joint Chiefs had agreed to give President Bush a formal recommendation stating that they are strongly opposed to considering the nuclear option for Iran. “The internal debate on this has hardened in recent weeks,” the adviser said. “And, if senior Pentagon officers express their opposition to the use of offensive nuclear weapons, then it will never happen.”

The adviser added, however, that the idea of using tactical nuclear weapons in such situations has gained support from the Defense Science Board, an advisory panel whose members are selected by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. “They’re telling the Pentagon that we can build the B61 with more blast and less radiation,” he said...

The Pentagon adviser questioned the value of air strikes. “The Iranians have distributed their nuclear activity very well, and we have no clue where some of the key stuff is. It could even be out of the country,” he said. He warned, as did many others, that bombing Iran could provoke “a chain reaction” of attacks on American facilities and citizens throughout the world: “What will 1.2 billion Muslims think the day we attack Iran?”
Or perhaps I'm confusing the whole fantasy/reality thing.


April 07, 2006

 

"I Did Not Have Sex With That Leaker"



Leaky
(Click to watch your President lie his ass off)

Of course, the press will chicken out and not make a huge deal out of the fact that Bush authorized Scooter Libby to leak intelligence information. It just ain't salacious enough for our "liberal" media...

Protestor

(thanks to reader "soph" for the protester pic)

 

Titanic: The Sequel!


Someone named Mr. Derek Johnson is very talented. And he obviously has a lot of free time on his hands (I could barely stand to sit through James Cameron's Titantic; how could anyone watch the rest of the unfathomably overrated Leonardo DiCaprio's oeuvre, let alone spend countless hours editing bits and pieces of it together?)

 

And You Thought "Brokeback Mountain" Was Controverisal


For You
(Click to watch, listen & DANCE, DANCE, DANCE!)


"For You" by Freddie Bell and Roberta Linn. Just one of the many gems to be found at my new favorite blog, Bedazzled.

 

THE TRANSISTOR WIDOW (No. 014)


Untitled
Untitled, Will McRobb (2006)

 

Way Cool


Missing Link?(A model of Tiktaalik roseae, a fish in transition to becoming a land animal.)
Scientists have discovered fossils of a 375-million-year-old fish, a large scaly creature not seen before, that they say is a long-sought missing link in the evolution of some fishes from water to a life walking on four limbs on land.
What do we tell the kids?!?!

 

This Pretty Much Sums It Up:

"The fact that the president was willing to reveal classified information for political gain and put the interests of his political party ahead of America's security shows that he can no longer be trusted to keep America safe."
- Howard Dean

April 06, 2006

 

Someone's Having A Bad Week...


...and it ain't me (I've just been busy):
- First President Smirky loses his "Hammer"

delay hi 5
(Trust us Tom, we're a lot more psyched than you are)

- Then there's this disgusting embarrassment over in Homeland Security

Homeland Jerk
(Feelin' secure yet?)

- Fox News releases a poll that has the Preznit at a mere 36% approval rating

Op
(Sorry George, but goofy photo ops aren't going to save your ass. Besides, don't you have a war on terra to fight?)

- We've just found out today that Scooter was authorized by both Bush and Cheney "to launch a counterattack of leaks against administration critics on Iraq by feeding intelligence information to reporters"

Scooter
(Payback time?)

- And to top things off, Bush (doing his best Phil Donahue impersonation) had to defend himself against citizen Harry Taylor who told Georgie:
“I feel like despite your rhetoric, that compassion and common sense have been left far behind during your administration and I would hope from time to time that you have the humility and the grace to be ashamed of yourself.”
You can watch the fun by clicking on the pic below:


Smug

April 04, 2006

 

America's Role Model


Jack Abramoff on Tom Delay:
"Tom Delay is who all of us want to be when we grow up."

 

Overheard at Shea


Plate
"Piazza would've dropped that ball."
Yes, you gotta love Mets fans. So loyal. So knowledgable.

You see, the Mets new catcher, Paul Lo Duca, had just caught a bullet from shortstop Jose Reyes to tag Alfonso Soriano at the plate, more or less deciding the fate of the game. The only problem?

Plate

Lo Duca dropped the ball. Fortunately the ump had some unfortunate Lasik surgery or something and called Soriano out. And, I must admit, it was a truly electric moment at Shea. So, I'll take the win. Especially since it put Tom Glavine one more game closer to winning 300 (he's only got 24 to go) and because it puts the Mets one win away from making my bold prediction come true.

To watch the controversial play at the plate, go here.

 

"Yes, I Do."


- President McChimpy, answering a question on 12/14/05 about whether he believed Tom DeLay was innocent of money laundering and conspiracy charges.
You don't think the President had "bad intelligence" do you?

"After many weeks of personal, prayerful thinking and analysis, I have come to the conclusion that it is time to close this public service chapter of my life," Mr. DeLay said in a videotaped statement that was broadcast on television networks this morning. He added that the time had come to open "new chapters" and to "engage in the important cultural and political battles of our day from outside the arena of the United States House of Representatives.

It's gonna be hard to engage in those battles from inside the big house. I'm thinking he should spend at least 5 years in the human equivalent of a place like this:


April 03, 2006

 

More Hob-Nobbing With The Hobblers


GYWO
(Click for more "Get Your War On")

But seriously, how well is the reconstruction of Iraq going?
A reconstruction contract for the building of 142 primary health centers across Iraq has run out of money, after two years and roughly $200 million, with no more than 20 clinics now expected to be completed, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says...
Take it away TBogg:

Misery
They went from 300 to 142 and now 20 clinics to be completed and still managed to negotiate a settlement. I can already hear the wingnuts crowing, "Yeah. But what about the twenty they got built? We never hear about those. Only the 280 that didn't get built."
Sigh.

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