Sunday, December 30, 2007
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2007 list of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.”
1. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY): In addition to her long and sordid ethics record, Senator Hillary Clinton took a lot of heat in 2007 – and rightly so – for blocking the release her official White House records. Many suspect these records contain a treasure trove of information related to her role in a number of serious Clinton-era scandals. Moreover, in March 2007, Judicial Watch filed an ethics complaint against Senator Clinton for filing false financial disclosure forms with the U.S. Senate (again). And Hillary’s top campaign contributor, Norman Hsu, was exposed as a felon and a fugitive from justice in 2007. Hsu pleaded guilt to one count of grand theft for defrauding investors as part of a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme.
Judicial Watch is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Judicial Watch neither supports nor opposes candidates for public office. For more information, visit www.judicialwatch.org.
I'm still hoping Kucinich gets the Dem's nod. Then if only Fred can get in, we'll have us an old fashioned hottie in the White House one way or another.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
The hilarious Jeff Dunham with Achmed the Dead Terrorist:
Christmas lights set to music, take 1:
The best version ever of the otherwise obnoxious "The Twelve Days of Christmas" from Straight No Chaser:
Christmas lights set to music, take 2:
Mr. Bean fixes Christmas dinner (I dare you not to laugh):
Christmas lights set to music, take 3:
And lest we forget...
God bless us, everyone!
Now, let's go toss some elves and squeeze some reindeer noses!
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
I've always liked 3 Doors Down, and they just took a giant leap up my list of favorite bands based on guts alone! As sad as it is, you just KNOW they're going to take a whole lot of flack for this from their "peers" and others in the music industry.
The song and video have apparently been out there for at least a couple of months already. How in the world did I not know about this until now??? Spread the word, their new album comes out sometime early next year.
In the meantime, you can download this song FREE* (*short, quick e-mail registration required) at the National Guard website. But hurry, free download is limited to first 50,000 and as I said, I'm a little late to this party.
The home page for the video/song is HERE.
h/t to Ray in the comments section of this DUFU post. And to tk here for the free download tip (from a Google search).
Monday, December 17, 2007
A Christmas present from our good friends Buckley F. Williams and R.H. Potfry at The Nose On Your Face:
Monday, December 10, 2007
Sunday, December 02, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
"Good evening, and welcome to tonight's Republican Debate on CNN, the world's most trusted news source. I'm Anderson Cooper. Before we begin, let's meet the candidates..."
"Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani...
...Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney...
...Arizona Senator John McCain...
...Former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson...
...Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee...
...California Congressman Duncan Hunter....
...Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo...
...and Texas Congressman Ron Paul."
"Tonight's questions will come from members of our studio audience, as well as from questions submitted via YouTube. Those who will be asking the questions come from all over the United States, they were selected totally at random, and each and every one of them have sworn to us on stacks of bibles, cross-their-hearts-and-hope-to-die, stick-a-thousand-needles-in-their-eye, may-lightning-strike-them-if-they're-telling-a-lie, that they are, in fact, undecided Republican voters --- and we have chosen to take them at their word. Neither we, nor the candidates, have any advance knowledge of the questions that will be asked. Let's get started with a gentleman from YouTube who has submitted a question for consideration, Retired Brigadier General Keith Kerr."
"Hi, I'm an openly gay former General, who, I assure you, is NOT a Democrat Party plant who has served on Hillary Clinton's steering committee, nor did I ever campaign for John Kerry, as far as you know. My question is for Congressman Hunter: Tell me, sir, why are all Republicans like yourself a bunch of bigoted, sexist, racist, homophobic, war-mongering fascists? And wouldn't the world be far better off if we only allowed gay pacifists in the military?"
"Well, first of all, sir, as a former Serviceman myself, and with all due respect, I believe that your premise is false to begin with..."
"I'm sorry, Congressman, but your time has expired. Let us go to another YouTube question, this time from a woman who calls herself Journey, and she is from Texas."
"Hi. As a lifelong Republican who is soooooo not secretly a lesbian Democrat activist who supports John Edwards, my question is for Senator McCain. I wanted to know why, Senator, you and the rest of these heartless, cruel, chauvinist brutes on the Republican side, want to prevent me from having reproductive choice and force me into a back alley to have my abortion, which is my right! Don't you want me to be able to be safe during my abortion, or would you prefer that I die? You'd like that, wouldn't you?"
"Journey, first of all, no one here wants to see a bright young woman like yourself die..."
"I'm sorry, Senator McCain, the red light has come on and we must move to the next question. This one comes to us from Dylan on YouTube, and it is for Mayor Giuliani."
"I, and all of America for that matter, would like to know when we are going to be told the truth about 9/11! We know we are being lied to by the government. There were no terrorists, those planes didn't knock those towers down... we murdered our own people and covered it up! What I want to know is, how do you sleep at night knowing that it's all just an elaborate and convenient lie created to take us into an illegal and unnecessary war?"
"I resent that! Everything you just said is totally, totally false and it disgusts me! How dare you suggest such things! I was there, and I can tell you for a fact..."
"Once again, I'm afraid we are out of time. That is all for the YouTube portion of the debate, we now move on to questions from members of our audience. Mark from California is first up, and he has a question for Senator Thompson."
"Senator, I demand to know why, as a Senator, you voted to support this abomination of a war under such false pretenses, when the whole world knew... KNEW there were no WMD in Iraq and that Chimperor Bushitler was lying in order to fight a war for oil? Also, if you manage to somehow steal this election, since that is the only possible way any Rethuglican could win, would you pledge to see to it that he and every last member of his unelected regime is dragged before the International Court at the Hague to face charges of war crimes?"
"Okay, first of all, I resent your tone! Furthermore, in actual fact, all of the intelligence that was available at the time, including those evaluations from other governments..."
"Sorry, Senator, time is wasting and we must move on. George has our next question, and it is for Governor Romney."
"Governor, if elected, would you rescind the Bush tax cuts, or will you simply allow this horrifically bad economy to descend into another Great Depression and let Social Security and Medicare wither and die on the vine, leaving old people to die in the streets with no food or medicine, just so the richest among us can enjoy a few extra dollars in their already bloated pockets?"
"Where do I begin? The economy right now is, in fact, one the best..."
"Sorry, Governor, your time is up. Our next question is for Congressman Tancredo and comes from Jorge from Arizona."
"¡Hey, gringo! ¿Porqué usted quisiera que todo el mexicano muriera como perros?"
"First of all, sir, this is America and I would appreciate it if you would have the common courtesy to speak to me in our native language, English, so that everyone watching could understand..."
"¡Los republicanos son cerdos racist! ¡No necesitamos ningún pasaporte que apesta! ¡Viva MEChA! ¡Viva Aztlan! ¡Todas sus fronteras son pertenecen a nosotros!"
"What the...??? Did he just say what I think he said? Sir, that is inflammatory and I would like to take this opportunity to address the border issue if I may..."
"Sorry, but we are once again out of time and must move swiftly along. Our next question is from Al from Minnesota."
"I would like to ask Congressman Paul if he would consider running as a third party candidate? I know many others, like me, would really, really like to see the Republican vote split... I mean we would really, really like more of a choice... and I... I really, really think you should run as an independent and take as many votes away from the winner of this primary as humanly possible."
"I haven't really considered..."
"Once again, I must interrupt due to time constraints. We now move along to a question for Governor Huckabee from Al from Tennessee."
"Thank you, Anderson. Speaking as a Nobel Prize winner and an Academy Award winning filmmaker, I must ask why all of you don't seem to care at all that our planet is dying! Governor Huckabee, if you are elected President, will you pledge to sign the Kyoto Treaty immediately upon entering office, and if not, don't you agree that you should immediately be disqualified from consideration by any thinking American?"
"Is this some sort of a joke?..."
"Sorry, Governor, but we are all out of time! On behalf of the American people, I would like to thank the candidates for participating this evening, and I would also like to thank all of the wonderful people who submitted such thoughtful questions for the candidates. I hope all of you watching at home found this debate as insightful and thought-provoking as I did. Goodnight."
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First, credit where credit is due..
Dreadfully sorry, but in my haste to post this, I forgot to h/t DaveTesla on THIS Free Republic thread for the link to the article on Journey Murry's coming out in the UT Arlington newspaper.
For those that do not recognize any of our "guests" in this post, the questions are asked, in order, by...
1) Retired Brigadier General Keith Kerr, actual CNN Debate questioner
2) Journey Murry, actual CNN Debate questioner
3) Dylan Avery, 9/11 conspiracy kook extraordinaire and director of Loose Change
4) Markos Moulitsas, founder of the far-left hate site Daily Kos
5) George Soros, Socialist billionaire (figure that one out) and founder of MoveOn.org (among other things)
6) Alfonso Bedoya as Gold Hat in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
7) Al Franken, far-left so-called comedian, formerly of SNL & Air America, now running for US Senate in MN
8) Al "Chicken Little" Gore, Former VP and inventor of the internet!
Also, a Spanish to English translation from above. I admit my Spanish is purely courtesy of BabelFish, so forgive me if it is not technically right, but it is, at least, close.
"¡Hey, gringo! ¿Porqué usted quisiera que todo el mexicano muriera como perros?"
Hey, American [using the common derogatory term]! Why do you want all Mexicans to die like dogs?
"¡Los republicanos son cerdos racist! ¡No necesitamos ningún pasaporte que apesta! ¡Viva MEChA! ¡Viva Aztlan! ¡Todas sus fronteras son pertenecen a nosotros!"
Republicans are racist pigs! We don't need no stinking passports! Hooray for MEChA [a Hispanic separatist group here in the US]! Hooray for Aztlan [a dreamed of Hispanic-dominated independent state carved out of the American Southwest, "liberating" lands that were once "stolen" from Mexico]! All your borders are belong to us!
I just thought it might be fun to have some of the humor be a little bit hidden. Hope that clears things up!
Thanks for the links!
Sondra K at Knowledge Is Power
Lemuel Calhoon at Hillbilly White Trash
Van Helsing at Moonbattery
John Ruberry at Marathon Pundit
Walter Craig at The Butter Stick
Friday, November 23, 2007
I hope everyone had a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving with lots and lots of Turkey. Unless you're not an American. Then just, um, nevermind.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Image stolen from here.
I've been playing with my new computer over the last couple of months and have been transferring gobs and gobs of music onto it. In honor of the season, I thought I might share my idea for the ultimate Halloween mix with you. I divided the songs into categories, one category per song, although many of them could easily be included in several different ones.
I may update this list as the day progresses. Feel free to add your own ideas in the comments section...
•Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
•Bat Out Of Hell - Meat Loaf
•Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Santana
•Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
•Boris The Spider - The Who
•Brain Damage/Eclipse - Pink Floyd
•Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap - AC/DC
•(Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue Öyster Cult
•Dream Police - Cheap Trick
•Frankenstein - Edgar Winter Group
•Godzilla - Blue Öyster Cult
•Helter Skelter - The Beatles
•Highway To Hell - AC/DC
•Hotel California - Eagles
•Hush - Deep Purple
•Paranoid - Black Sabbath
•People Are Strange - The Doors
•The Raven - The Alan Parsons Project
•Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner - Warren Zevon
•Scenes From A Night's Dream - Genesis
•Stiletto - Billy Joel
•Strange Brew - Cream
•Sympathy For The Devil - The Rolling Stones
•Tubular Bells Part 1 - Mike Oldfield [as heard in The Exorcist]
•Welcome To My Nightmare - Alice Cooper
•Werewolves Of London - Warren Zevon
•The Witch Queen Of New Orleans - Redbone
•Witchy Woman - Eagles
•Abracadabra - Steve Miller Band
•All You Zombies - The Hooters
•Cat People (Putting Out Fire) [Let's Dance album version] - David Bowie
•Cry Little Sister (Theme From The Lost Boys) - Gerard McMann
•Destroyer - The Kinks
•Devil Inside - INXS
•Don't Pay The Ferryman - Chris DeBurgh
•Enter Sandman - Metallica
•Eyes Without A Face - Billy Idol
•Feed My Frankenstein - Alice Cooper
•Home By The Sea/Second Home By The Sea - Genesis
•I'm Going Slightly Mad - Queen
•It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) - R.E.M.
•Lost In The Shadows (The Lost Boys) - Lou Gramm
•Love And Death And An American Guitar - Jim Steinman
•Miss Ghost - Don Henley
•Moon Over Bourbon Street - Sting
•Murder By Numbers - The Police
•October - U2
•On The Dark Side - John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band
•Rattlesnake - Live
•Spiderwebs - No Doubt
•Synchronicity II - The Police
•Twilight Zone - Golden Earring
•Vampires, Mummies And The Holy Ghost - Jimmy Buffett
•Witch Hunt - Rush
•Zombie - The Cranberries
•Zombie Zoo - Tom Petty
MODERN ROCK/COLLEGE ROCK/ALTERNATIVE:
•Bloodletting (The Vampire Song) - Concrete Blonde
•Cemetry Gates - The Smiths
•The Dead Girls - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
•Dead Man's Party - Oingo Boingo
•Eaten By The Monster Of Love - Sparks
•Everyday Is Halloween - Ministry
•Fear (Of The Unknown) - Siouxsie & The Banshees
•The Ghost In You - The Psychedelic Furs
•Ghost Of The Year - Max Q
•Ghost On The Beach - Insiders
•Ghost Town - The Specials
•Happy Phantom - Tori Amos
•I Eat Cannibals - Total Coelo
•I Scare Myself - Thomas Dolby
•Intruder - Peter Gabriel
•The Killing Moon - Echo & The Bunnymen
•Lullaby - The Cure
•Monster - Fred Schneider
•Nightmares - A Flock Of Seagulls
•Ouija Board, Ouija Board - Morrissey
•Pet Sematary - Ramones
•Praying Mantis - Don Dixon
•Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
•Reptile - The Church
•Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) - David Bowie
•Swamp - Talking Heads
•There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths
•Tombstone - Crowded House
•(Waiting For The) Ghost Train - Madness
•Ways To Be Wicked - Lone Justice
•Weird Science - Oingo Boingo
•Witches' Night - The JudyBats
•Devil In Her Heart - The Beatles
•Haunted House - Jumpin' Gene Simmons
•I Put A Spell On You - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
•Love Potion Number Nine - The Searchers
•Mack The Knife - Bobby Darin
•Monster Mash - Bobby "Boris" Pickett
•The Purple People Eater - Sheb Wooley
•Spooky - Classics IV
•Witch Doctor - The Music Of David Seville
•(You're The) Devil in Disguise - Elvis Presley
•Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes - Lewis Lee
•Attack Of The Radioactive Hamsters From A Planet Near Mars - "Weird Al" Yankovic
•The Cockroach That Ate Cincinnati - Rose & The Arrangement
•Dead - They Might Be Giants
•Dead Puppies - Ogden Edsl Wahalia Blues Ensemble Mondo Bizarrio Band
•Masochism Tango - Tom Lehrer
•Nature Trail To Hell - "Weird Al" Yankovic
•Slime Creatures From Outer Space - "Weird Al" Yankovic
•Spider - They Might Be Giants
•They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! - Napoleon XIV
•The Time Warp [from The Rocky Horror Picture Show]
•Turn Around - They Might Be Giants
•Cleanin' Up The Town - The Bus Boys
•Dark Lady - Cher
•Devil Woman - Cliff Richard
•Ghostbusters - Ray Parker, Jr.
•Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran
•I'm Your Boogie Man - KC & The Sunshine Band
•Maneater - Daryl Hall & John Oates
•Mean Green Mother From Outer Space [from Little Shop Of Horrors] - Levi Stubbs
•Oogie Boogie's Song [from The Nightmare Before Christmas] - Ken Page
•Somebody's Watching Me - Rockwell
•This Is Halloween [from The Nightmare Before Christmas]
•Thriller - Michael Jackson
•Union Of The Snake - Duran Duran
•Voo Doo - Rachel Sweet
•The Devil Went Down To Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band
•(Ghost) Riders In The Sky - Johnny Cash [also recorded by many others]
•The Legend Of Wooley Swamp - Charlie Daniels Band
EASY LISTENING/AMERICAN STANDARDS:
•Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead (from The Wizard Of Oz)
•The Little Blue Man - Betty Johnson
•Phantom Of The Opera (from the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical) - Michael Crawford & Barbara Bonney
•That Old Black Magic
•The Thing - Phil Harris
•Witchcraft - Frank Sinatra
•Carmina Burana (O Fortuna) - Orff
•Funeral March Sonata No. 2 In B Flat Minor, Op. 35 - Chopin
•In The Hall Of The Mountain King - Grieg
•A Night On Bald Mountain - Rimsky-Korsakov [based on a work by Mussorgsky]
•The Sorcerer's Apprentice - Dukas
•Toccata In D Minor, BWV 565 - JS Bach
•The Addams Family
•Alfred Hitchcock Presents (Funeral March Of A Marionette)
•The Batman Theme [from the 1989 movie, composed by Danny Elfman]
•Casper The Friendly Ghost
•Ghostbusters (Main Title Theme) [composed by Elmer Bernstein]
•Halloween (Main Title Theme) [composed by John Carpenter]
•The Imperial March (from The Empire Strikes Back) [composed by John Williams]
•Jaws Theme [composed by John Williams]
•Scooby-Doo [the classic TV cartoon theme song]
•The Twilight Zone
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Mr. Right here. Just wanted to put up a post to let everyone know I'm back online and visiting many of my favorite blogs again on at least a semi-regular basis. So --- if you have been finding comments on your blog left by me, they are likely not illusions nor an imposter.
Sorry I've been away so long, but I just couldn't take having all those pages either take forever to load or not load at all with the old computer and dial-up internet, which are both now (thankfully) things of the past!
Not sure when or if the blogging bug will bite me again, but I will try to let people know if I feel the urge!
All the best!
Saturday, October 20, 2007
(Versions of this column originally appeared in both the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Austin American Statesman.)
April 15th is upon us once again, a day, like indigestion, that never fails to elicit a number of responses. While some growl, others medicate, saying that freedom has its price or that taxes pay for civilized society. (Most indubitably -- care for some tea?)
A majority of people are willing to pay taxes for freedom or civilized society and would do so happily if they thought they were getting a fair shake. But a lot of people don't feel that they're getting a good deal.
In fact, they feel ripped off. But what can they do about it? In theory, they can wait until the first Tuesday in November every two, four or six years to change officeholders. But doesn't such a wait dissipate their desire for change? Why do they have to wait so long, and who benefits from such a wait? (I'll give you a hint -- it's not the voting taxpayer.)
Let's start benefiting the voting taxpayer and move election day to April 16th.
Normally, we don't patronize a business again if we feel ripped off. That's not an option here -- unless hanging out with the IRS is your idea of a good time. But we can vote for change, which is kind of like not patronizing a business again.
In theory, before entering the voting booth, we can try and learn about the issues and where our money goes. However, in reality the federal budget is extremely complex and most people's eyes glaze over when even its subject is brought up, effectively killing any inquiry.
Wanna feel like the walking plague? Try asking someone to read it at the next party that you go to. How does a particular program relate to what you paid in taxes? What is an average taxpayer's portion of an obvious boondoggle? Why do you think that the budget is so difficult to wade through and who benefits from such complexity? Surely not taxpaying voters. (Hey, where'd everybody go and why am I drinking alone?)
Did you know that the average federal government salary plus benefits exceeds $50,000 a year? You probably haven't had the time to read pages 205-209 of the Analytical Perspectives volume of the federal budget for fiscal year 1998 where this juicy morsel appears (after many calculations).
I'll bet that's probably because you haven't yet finished reading the 68,000 plus pages of the Federal Register. Oh, it's good stuff. Runs the vast panoply of the human experience, it does. But none of this stuff provides the drama of the 10 million words that make up the Federal Tax Code. I know, I know, you've been meaning to get to that, too. Or maybe it's gotten to you first. Perhaps not. Then again, maybe torture is your bag.
Suppose that you comparison shop and find a better price at Company A, do you necessarily care that Company B isn't as efficient and therefore charges a higher price? Do you immerse yourself in the details of Company B to see why there's such a difference? Are ya nuts?
No, you buy from Company A and let the executives of Company B figure out the details. If the executives at Company B want to keep their jobs, they react. That's their job.
But what can you compare our government to? Please, keep it clean: Did you pay more to the government in taxes or to the bank on your mortgage or to your landlord for rent this year? Do you think of your home as a major purchase? How about your tax bill? Is "major" an adequate adjective? (Quit looking at me that way, ex-gentle reader, it makes me nervous.)
Even if some of the sometimes arcane budget material does manage to resonate with voters and they actually understand it (just like they understood "Medicare cuts"), there is a further problem that is unique to the process of government. We pay our taxes in April and vote in November. Where else do you pay for something and wait for almost seven months to choose the product? And that's in an election year. Would you pay for your house and then wait seven months to choose its style? Would you take a blind date to the most expensive restaurant in town without a fallback plan? Whaddaya, nuts?
Let's simplify the process and move election day to April 16th. Shouldn't the timing of tax payments and our selection of office holders be tied more closely together?
Wouldn't this help to focus taxpaying voters' attention? Wouldn't elected officials respond better to the wishes of taxpaying voters if elections were held right near tax time?
Those voters who feel that the federal government is doing a good job could vote accordingly. Who could object to moving election day to April 16th? I wonder. Are they nuts? Or are the rest of us -- for voting in November?
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Pretty dangerous. Other students might have seen this and recoiled violently getting paper cuts, running the risk of bleeding, scaring other students and generally wrecking havoc. Hey, it could happen.
Others, such as Neal Boortz, have discussed the mechanisms of using a zero tolerance policy to generate the lemming like follower mentality.
Wake up folks. These are our 21st century American government schools. They aren't worth a crap (pardon the expression). They exist for one purpose, to provide jobs for government union school teachers and government administrative hacks. Deep in your hearts each and every one of you know that the private sector could be doing a better job, and you're also deeply embarrassed, even if you won't admit it, that you have turned your children over to this hideous system to be, or so you think, "educated."
There is no one entity that is more responsible for the decline of our great country than our system of government education.
I don't have the sophistication to drum up this type of insight.
Instead I'll just say that if some kid drew a gun on ME in class, I'd probably be perty asceered.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
So Hillary is feeling good about "where I am" after Karl Rove, in a parting shot called her a "flawed candidate".
Perhaps God is looking out for me, or maybe it's the stars aligning just right, this cracked me up. Somehow Hillary, in a fascinating display of putting her mouth in gear prior to engaging her brain uttered the James Brownian, "I feel good" about her visit to Pahrump, Nevada.
Apparently Pahrump, Nevada is the whorehouse capital of not only Nevada but the United States.
Mrs. Clinton:" Well, aren't we glad to see him go, I think is the answer to that. You know, I am thrilled to be running this campaign, and to be getting the response that I'm getting all over the country. I was in Pahrump, Nevada, just today, earlier. 2,500 people. I feel very good about where I am." -- OpinionJournal - Best of the Web Today
The fact that Hillary is showing us now what it'd be like to have her as a leader will only hurt her more. The unbelievable stupidity she shows on a regular basis belies her lack of charm and just flat out evil thirst for power.
Oh on the upside, she's a never ending source of humor. Provided you can filter out the whole socialist leanings thing. For starters.
Thursday, August 09, 2007
- 0 hour - Horrible accident occurs (the I-35W bridge collapse in Minnesota)
- 1 minute past 0 hour - Liberals take a deep breath
- 1 minute and 1 millisecond past 0 hour - Liberals begin to search desperately for reasons to blame the Bush administration for the aforementioned bridge collapse
Since the answer to everything in a liberals mind is to throw money at the Federal Government so that under proper demoratic leadership we can "fix" the problem, it doesn't take very long until we determine that the course of action (for your typical liberal) is to blame Bush for taking money from Bridge Repair and giving it to Halliburton and friends in the war for oil (this last typically spoken with a nasal whine).
Spirited debates over just how many bridges the Federal Government has repaired (still zero) are going on all over the nation. Liberals spout on about how many trillions of dollars Bushitler is spending on war and lament how if there was only more money available to repair the bridges then we'd be able to fix this, this horrible HORRIBLE (it's all Bush's faulttm) (worst President in historytm) mess...
But then we find out that the REASON for the bridge failure might be the additional weight of the construction equipment while the bridge was under repair.
Wha??? That's right kiddies. The bridge was under repair when it failed.
Friday, August 03, 2007
For half a dozen years, the motto of state government and particularly that of Gov. Tim Pawlenty has been No New Taxes. It's been popular with a lot of voters and it has mostly prevailed. So much so that Pawlenty vetoed a 5-cent gas tax increase - the first in 20 years - last spring and millions were lost that might have gone to road repair. And yes, it would have fallen even if the gas tax had gone through, because we are years behind a dangerous curve when it comes to the replacement of infrastructure that everyone but wingnuts in coonskin caps agree is one of the basic duties of government.
I'm not just pointing fingers at Pawlenty. The outrage here is not partisan. It is general. - Nick Coleman, Star Tribune
A typical liberal thought. "More taxes need to be levied on the people! A new tax will solve any problem!" Well, what Coleman fails to mention is the fact that the state of Minnesota had a $2.1 BILLION SURPLUS for the 2006 fiscal year.
Coleman also misquotes the story of the bridge scoring a 50/120, claiming it was a "50% bridge". The number is misconstrued, as I just heard on the radio where a score of just over 70/120 is considered "very good."
"What that rating of 50 means is that the bridge should be repaired, should perhaps be considered for replacement at some point in the future," Peters said. "It was by no means determined that this bridge was not safe. Had that been the case ... Gov. Pawlenty would have shut this bridge down immediately."
Cross Posted on GOP & College
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Also, if you can before the first of August (tomorrow), head over to GOPAC to check out the current contest there.
And as you know, we love to compete in contests, but since it's so early in the week, there aren't any contests going on right now! So if you've got a contest going on, then shoot a track back here, and I'll post a link!
Other Caption Contests:
Bagel Blogger (Where I took 3rd place last week)
Thursday, June 21, 2007
"But with polls showing the public losing faith in the ability of journalists to give the news straight up, some major newspapers and TV networks are clamping down. They now prohibit all political activity — aside from voting — no matter whether the journalist covers baseball or proofreads the obituaries. The Times in 2003 banned all donations, with editors scouring the FEC records regularly to watch for in-house donors. In 2005, The Chicago Tribune made its policy absolute. CBS did the same last fall. And The Atlantic Monthly, where a senior editor gave $500 to the Democratic Party in 2004, says it is considering banning all donations. After MSNBC.com contacted Salon.com about donations by a reporter and a former executive editor, this week Salon banned donations for all its staff.
What changed? First came the conservative outcry labeling the mainstream media as carrying a liberal bias. The growth of talk radio and cable slugfests gave voice to that claim. The Iraq war fueled distrust of the press from both sides. Finally, it became easier for the blogging public to look up the donors.
...The pattern of donations, with nearly nine out of 10 giving to Democratic candidates and causes, appears to confirm a leftward tilt in newsrooms — at least among the donors, who are a tiny fraction of the roughly 100,000 staffers in newsrooms across the nation."
But of course, we already knew that, as well as the people at UCLA.
"Our results show a strong liberal bias. All of the news outlets except Fox News’ Special Report and the Washington Times received a score to the left of the average member of Congress. And a few outlets, including the New York Times and CBS Evening News, were closer to the average Democrat in Congress than the center. These findings refer strictly to the news stories of the outlets. That is, we omitted editorials, book reviews, and letters to the editor from our sample." - A Measure of Media Bias, UCLA, 2004
Sunday, May 06, 2007
*** Telegram ***
From Stew Magoo
To The News Monger News Crew
The War on Terror seems to be going really badly stop
Find out what is really going on stop
Determine secret plan of President Bush stop
And they did!
Top Secret Newsmonger News Story
President Bush has proven his wily ways yet again. Surrounding himself with an air of indifference to the public sentiment on the Iraq war has emboldened his detractors in their criticism. But it turns out that the Bush camp was merely lulling the terrorists into complacency to secretly unveil a new weapon. The head squish.
The President unveiling the devastating Head Squish during a press conference.
But wait! There's more!!!
Dick eschews the use of his shotgun to take aim at a surly New York War Protester.
Condi Rice also gets in on the fun. Here she is seen squishing the head of Dick Durbin (Dick not shown).
This is a rare shot from a laser guided Head Squish.
The results of the head squish can be severe. Here the skull crushing action can be clearly seen. The metal implement in the foreground is a suction drill to remove the brain from a typical liberal and/or moonbat.
Notice the whining and crying of this war protester after W looks over his shoulder and throws a casual Head Squish at her.
Naturally the Head Squish was patented by John Bolton after having to deal with the UN for so long.
Crossposted from Get Stewed