Bob Geiger has the Saturday cartoons as usual.
"...somebody named Cliff Schecter, an expert. Never heard of him."-Rush Limbaugh
Bob Geiger has the Saturday cartoons as usual.
Go check out my main man Stark and his CPAC pictures (they are hysterical, indeed, if only these idiots knew who they were snapping pictures with--and just wait until you see in the coming days what he got on tape at the Klanbake, I mean convention).
Flip - Flop - Romney retreats on gun control - Ex-governor woos Republican votes (Boston Globe)
Booom! - Ammo, Weapons, Tunnel Found in Home - NORCO, Calif. (March 2) - More than 1 million rounds of ammunition, a cache of weapons and a tunnel were found at a man's home after an explosive fire that forced a neighborhood evacuation, authorities said Friday.
A quick search on Lexis-Nexis, using the search terms "Coulter and faggot" shows that only 1 newspaper (the LA Times) and UPI mentioned Coulter's slur so far. Hurray for the liberal MSM!!!
Criminal, lunch-upchucking, bigot Ann Coulter's goons just attacked someone at CPAC for questioning her. The guy's a conservative Christian.
If you're not convinced Rudy Giuliani is an unbelievably arrogant, self-centered, mean-spirited, jackass...well just read this.
Sigh. So Ann Coulter is once again generating headlines, as she called John Edwards a "faggot" at the CPAC convention. As everyone gets into a froth, Ann is laughing all the way to the bank. This stuff helps her sell books, and continues to get her publicity, which in turn gets her speaking gigs.
SANTA FE — New Mexico is taking its fight against drunken driving to men's restrooms around the state.Ahh, if only they had had these when George W. was on the road.
The state has ordered 500 talking urinal cakes that will deliver a recorded anti-DWI message to bar and restaurant patrons who make one last pit stop before getting behind the wheel.
'Hey there, big guy. Having a few drinks?' a female voice says a few seconds after an approaching male sets off a motion sensor in the device. 'It's time to call a cab or ask a sober friend for a ride home.'
Andrew Sullivan tipped me off to a poll on rightwingnews.com. It's a sample of 63 conservative blogs, and they were asked a series of questions. Here are some of their answers.
1) Do you think the surge should go forward?Now, I readily admit I have no idea who most of these goofballs are, nor have I read much of their rantings. Then again, I never read much LaRouche literature yet I was still able to figure out he was batshit crazy.
Yes (61) -- 97% No (2) -- 3%
2) Do you think that a majority of Democrats in Congress would like to see us lose in Iraq for political reasons?
Yes (53)-- 84% No (10) -- 16%
3) Do you believe that the wall on the border will ever actually be completed?
Yes (6) -- 10% No (56) -- 90%
4) Do you think mankind is the primary cause of global warming?
Yes (0) -- 0% No (59) -- 100%
Go read this statement by Rocky Anderson up at Kos on impeachment. It is erudite, convincing and passionate. It might just change your mind or reinforce what you are already thinking.
The Weekly Worst In McCain Pandering
RIP Arthur M. Schlesinger
Irony of the Day
GOP Sen. Don Nickles on Clinton, 1998: "In my opinion, President Clinton is guilty of perjury. He is guilty of obstruction of justice."Nickles now serves on the Libby Defense Board.
Conservative Bush-Bashing Convention
Posted March 1, 2007 01:55 PM
WASHINGTON - Except for the low-heeled pumps, this could almost be a Netroots convention. Well, that and guys handing out Brownback bumper stickers.
Still, the annual Conservative Political Action Conference that began this morning is a three-day extravaganza of activism in which purists, not pragmatists, are on parade -- and they are busy bashing the president.
"We cannot afford to be 'Bush Republicans,'" Phyllis Schlafly said, to great applause, in the vast Omni Hotel's largest ballroom. "This has got to be a grassroots party," and works best as such, as when "the whole conservative movement rose up to tell George Bush that we could not have Harriet Miers on the Supreme Court."
She was incensed, she said, that that George Bush had made such a big deal of signing the bill into law that would provide for a fence along part of the border between the countries: "Was that dishonest? I've been looking at TV every night and haven't seen that fence being built yet. We want that fence!"
(snip) "I wish the Republicans paid as much attention to the conservative philosophy as Democrats do to Left."
The kind folks at BlogPac have an ongoing series going called Blogpac Netroots Hero, for which they choose a member of the Netroots every week.
The Ugly Starts Early Even For Republicans
Anonymous mailings critical of GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, on the eve of what has become an all-important Spartanburg straw poll, have raised the specter of a long, nasty battle between now and the 2008 S.C. Republican primary.
One of the pieces was sent via U.S. mail Monday to several Spartanburg County Republicans. The letter, a copy of which was obtained by The State, is a six-page attack on Romney’s record on abortion, gun control, taxes and “conservative values.”
The e-mail is headlined: “Mitt Romney has a family secret he doesn’t want you to know.”
It says: “Those dark suspicions you hide deep inside yourself about Mormonism are trying to tell you something. Trust your instincts! æ.æ.æ. The light of truth will burn through the smoke and mirrors of Mitt Romney’s movie star looks and crafty words!”
The e-mail includes a copy of a recent Associated Press story about how Romney’s ancestors practiced polygamy.
"People of Faith," despite its general acceptance as an inclusive term, is actually an exclusionary one, not just against nonbelievers like myself, but also against other non-dominant religions in which the concept of "faith," while usually present in some form, doesn't play a central role. (snip)
Romney's going to find out that it's not important whether you're a "person of faith." What's important is that you're a person of the right faith.
Hating unions is more important than protecting Americans from terrorists.
Sometimes it's fun to right clever lead ins to posts. Other times, the material can speak for itself. Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you, Mitch McConnell, hypocrite (from April 2005 interview with Larry Kudlow).
Bob Geiger has the goods on the new "scumbag" The Bush Administration is trying to install in Belgium as our Ambassador. He was a Swift Boat Funder:
But what's especially interesting is that if you really look under the hood of where this guy's political heart is at, you find that in late 2004 he gave $50,000 to no less solid citizens than the Swift Boat Liars who made it their mission to discredit a highly-decorated Vietnam Veteran in John Kerry.This is another chance for Dems to show they have an actual spine. Sink the bastard.
Read this and try not to laugh too hard:
In the Republican race, former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, who recently made clear his intentions to seek the presidency, has expanded his lead over Sen. John McCain of Arizona. Giuliani holds a 2 to 1 advantage over McCain among Republicans, according to the poll, more than tripling his margin of a month ago.White evangelicals? For a Catholic Mayor of New York City who, as I like to remind my conservative friends: was living with a gay couple while he was getting a divorce from his second wife, a separation he announced to the media before he told her, and was cheating on her with his now third wife down the hall from where his kids were living in the mayor's mansion?
The principal reason was a shift among white evangelical Protestants, who now clearly favor Giuliani over McCain. Giuliani is doing well among this group of Americans despite his support of abortion rights and gay rights, two issues of great importance to religious conservatives. McCain opposes abortion rights.
Remember when Republicans thought being obstructionist was a bad thing? Well, check out this comment by Sen. John "Boy that Box Turtle makes me hot" Cornyn in Roll Call (Sub. required)
“We have to give some flexibility to those in cycle in those states of
particular challenge,” Cornyn said. Referencing the GOP’s ability to block
Senate action, he added: “It’s nice to have all 49, but all we need is 41."
Walter Reed patients told to keep quietRNC Platform- Punish the victims.
By Kelly Kennedy - Staff writer
Posted : Wednesday Feb 28, 2007 13:37:17 EST
Soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center’s Medical Hold Unit say they have been told they will wake up at 6 a.m. every morning and have their rooms ready for inspection at 7 a.m., and that they must not speak to the media.
“Some soldiers believe this is a form of punishment for the trouble soldiers caused by talking to the media,” one Medical Hold Unit soldier said, speaking on the condition of anonymity.
What's better, one of the original sponsors of the act is disgraced Liebercrat Bill Finch.Wish they'd come up with a vaccine against that kind of stupidity.
On a more serious note, it looks like one of the first election laws that really target campaign bloggers, giving legal challengers what I'd imagine is a legal standing to force campaigns to disclose conversations they have with bloggers.
The text of the (proposed) law makes several references to those making web-based appeals for donations or advocating for or against specific candidates in "consultation with" any given campaign, which would seem to require some level of official disclosure from anyone commenting for or against candidates online, or posting a donation link.
Potentially excellent news.
Silver lining to global warming......
Go read this great post by my friend Tula Connell of the AFL-CIO.
For a laugh (more a Nelson HA! from The Simpson's than real laughter), I was reading a sad piece of journalism on the website The Politico, which tried to convince people that Joe Lieberman is really a Democrat. Imagine my surprise when I read the following ...
Aides take cues from Lieberman's actions. He voted with Democrats 90 percent of the time before the November election -- a point he raised on the primary campaign trail -- and continues to hold that average in his first two months as an independent.
"If he was seriously thinking about becoming a Republican, the last thing he would do is propose a new tax," Gerstein said.
That's a war-on-terrorism tax, proposed early this month to ease the pressure that military budgets are placing on domestic programs. Hardened critics went squishy -- for about a half a second.
"This may come off as blasphemy, but I support the latest idea of Joe Lieberman," Democratic consultant Cliff Schecter wrote on his blog.(emphasis mine)
I don't think this necessarily portends anything bad for my marriage, but the island of Stromboli, which is off the main island of Sicily, blew up today. What does that have to do with me you ask?
The Old Vice Ain't Got Nothing On the New Vice.....
Republicans shocked at idea to block Navy from paying Cheney's power bill
Thursday, July 26, 2001
By CHARLES POPE
SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT
WASHINGTON -- An "innocuous" attempt by Rep. Jay Inslee to block the Navy from paying the full electric bill at Vice President Dick Cheney's official residence ignited a searing debate yesterday on the House floor.
Although Inslee's amendment was defeated by a lopsided margin -- 285-141 -- it highlighted the passion and raw politics accompanying energy issues at a time when supplies are short and costs are high. It also foreshadowed what is likely to be a bruising debate next week when the House is expected to consider a broad energy bill.
In dollar terms, Democrat Inslee's amendment was inconsequential, affecting $186,000 out of a spending bill totaling $33 billion.
Houston to Dumb Dumb: we have a problem
Cheney Unhurt In Blast Outside Afgan Base
It seems that my friend T-Rex over at FDL likes me, HE REALLY LIKES ME!
Apparently that serially-mendacious, perpetually-cranky, arterial blockage known as our vice president is such an embarassment even to his pals in this administration now, that they have removed links to radio interviews from the White House website.
The Paula Zahn Story
ABC News' The Note, a font of DC conventional wisdom, wrote that Democrats are losing the debate over changes in Iraq.
The overall Democratic strategic imperative remains the same — use public opinion to pressure enough Republicans to go to the President and demand a change — knowing that Democratic votes and voices alone won't do it. This strategy has run into a number of problems, however, both political and substantive. Okay: mostly political. Perhaps the Democrats, back in town this week and caucusing ferociously, will find a way to change the trajectory of the political debate, but they are losing fast.
I appeal to my colleagues in Congress to step back and think carefully about what to do next. Instead of undermining Gen. Petraeus before he has been in Iraq for even a month, let us give him and his troops the time and support they need to succeed.
The reason our mission in Iraq has proven to be so disastrous and corrupt is very simple -- the advocates and architects of that war are completely corrupt, inept, and deceitful. Recognizing this fact and ceasing to accord people like this with respect and credibility is infinitely more important than any specific debates over particular policy or strategic questions.
Everywhere Joe Lieberman goes, he should be asked by journalists why anyone should listen to anything he says, or believe anything he says, in light of his history of deceitful statements and tragically wrong assertions, beginning with his 2005 Op-Ed which today he completely repudiates while pretending he never said any of it.
Well this seems fair.
Congrats to Al Gore!
Slavery Ties Sharpton to Thurmond. Too ... many ... jokes! Head ... going .. to ... explode ... from ... irony!
As much as I'm all for it (and no, this is not an endorsement if he does choose to do so), I don't know why this man would choose to run for the presidency.