Brian, our most-excellent dog walker, left us with some drawings recently. Here is Wahoo, cravenly awaiting his afternoon biscuit:
Toast the Wonder Dog is just as addicted as Wahoo when it comes to
- Larry Stark, 71, a retired Navy officer who fought in Vietnam for five years and was a prisoner of war during that conflict.Stark made this unintentionally ironic remark to counter the estimated "tens of thousands" of war protestors in Washington, D.C. today. Here's what Larry thinks we should have learned:
“We never lost a battle in Vietnam but we lost the war, and the same is going to be true in Iraq if these protesters have their way.”Right Larry. If it wasn't for those damn, dirty hippie Vietnam War protestors we clearly would have won that historic blunder.
The Spores (endorse suicide)(Who knew children should be protected from Clay Aiken for reasons other than the fact that his music sucks?)
The String Cheese Incident
Eagles of Death Metal
Tegan and Sara
The Grateful Dead (AIDS)
The Magnetic Fields
The Pet Shop Boys
The Village People
The Secret Handshake
The Rolling Stones
Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Man or Astroman
George Michael (texan)
The Indigo Girls
Ted Nugent (loincloth)
Thirty Seconds to Mars
Corinne Bailey Rae
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Panic at the Disco
Elton John(really gay)
Bulging eyes abound about
The birthday boy today;
Screaming, "Creaming eyes!"
His mother looked away.
"Creaming eyes explode upon
An apple pirate toad
And if an injun ate a plate
I'd laugh and live abode."
Nervousness itself was shifting
Guests against the door,
"Forgive us dear, but, uh, baking beer
Is what we should be near."
"Bye," the bothered birthday boy said,
"Bye," the bothered birthday boy said,
"Bye or sell or bye,
Bye or sell or bye."
"Happy, happy birthday to me,
Happy birthday to me,
Happy birthday to me he-he-hee,
Happy birthday to me."
"What message does Congress intend to give? And who does it think the audience is? Is the audience merely the president? Is it the voting American public or, in an age of instant communication, is it also al-Qaida?"This administration disgusts me.
President George W. Bush has decided not to reauthorize the controversial domestic warrantless surveillance program for terrorism suspects and to put it under the authority of a secret special court, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said on Wednesday.Why this sudden need NOT to break the law and piss all over the Constitution?
"The president has determined not to reauthorize the Terrorist Surveillance Program when the current authorization expires," Gonzales wrote in a letter to Senate leaders.
"Any electronic surveillance that was occurring as part of the Terrorist Surveillance Program will now be conducted subject to the approval of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court," Gonzales said.
"I want to say one other challenge that we face is simply that we must find an alternative to war and bloodshed. Anyone who feels, and there are still a lot of people who feel that way, that war can solve the social problems facing mankind is sleeping through a great revolution. President Kennedy said on one occasion, "Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind." The world must hear this. I pray to God that America will hear this before it is too late, because today we’re fighting a war.Feel free to substitute Iraq for Vietnam.
I am convinced that it is one of the most unjust wars that has ever been fought in the history of the world. Our involvement in the war in Vietnam has torn up the Geneva Accord. It has strengthened the military-industrial complex; it has strengthened the forces of reaction in our nation. It has put us against the self-determination of a vast majority of the Vietnamese people, and put us in the position of protecting a corrupt regime that is stacked against the poor.
It has played havoc with our domestic destinies. This day we are spending five hundred thousand dollars to kill every Vietcong soldier. Every time we kill one we spend about five hundred thousand dollars while we spend only fifty-three dollars a year for every person characterized as poverty-stricken in the so-called poverty program, which is not even a good skirmish against poverty.
Not only that, it has put us in a position of appearing to the world as an arrogant nation. And here we are ten thousand miles away from home fighting for the so-called freedom of the Vietnamese people when we have not even put our own house in order. And we force young black men and young white men to fight and kill in brutal solidarity. Yet when they come back home that can’t hardly live on the same block together.
The judgment of God is upon us today. And we could go right down the line and see that something must be done—and something must be done quickly. We have alienated ourselves from other nations so we end up morally and politically isolated in the world. There is not a single major ally of the United States of America that would dare send a troop to Vietnam, and so the only friends that we have now are a few client-nations like Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, and a few others.
This is where we are. "Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind," and the best way to start is to put an end to war in Vietnam, because if it continues, we will inevitably come to the point of confronting China which could lead the whole world to nuclear annihilation.
It is no longer a choice, my friends, between violence and nonviolence. It is either nonviolence or nonexistence. And the alternative to disarmament, the alternative to a greater suspension of nuclear tests, the alternative to strengthening the United Nations and thereby disarming the whole world, may well be a civilization plunged into the abyss of annihilation, and our earthly habitat would be transformed into an inferno that even the mind of Dante could not imagine."- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"I think this speech given last night by this president represents the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since Vietnam, if it's carried out."- (Republican) Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska
President George W. Bush told U.S. lawmakers on Monday he has decided to send about 20,000 more troops to Iraq in a plan to be announced on Wednesday that Democrats denounced as an escalation of the war.We must stop this madman. Thankfully, our new Democratic majority is hinting to do just so.
The White House said Bush would address Americans on his long-delayed new Iraq plan on Wednesday at 9 p.m. EST.
Oregon Republican Sen. Gordon Smith, who a month ago said he could no longer support the war, was among senators who attended a White House meeting to discuss the president's emerging strategy for Iraq.
"It was clear to me that a decision has been made for a surge of, I suppose, 20,000 additional troops," Smith told reporters in a conference call after the meeting.